Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January Bloom Day


One of the blogs I have, thoroughly, enjoyed reading is Roses and Other Gardening Joys.  And evidently the is another blog that has something called Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.  This is where you post what you have blooming on the 15th of each month...I think.  Anyway, thought I would participate.

Azaleas are in bloom

More azaleas

Sorry for the blurriness but so are camellias...these first two pictures are of plants that were planted by a neighboring cemetary, that have migrated over to the property...In other words, I didn't plant them.

Azaleas and camellias.

I planted marigolds last fall and some still have made it.

I think this Indian Blanketflower is reminiscent of a wildflower package I planted last spring...its been going all winter

You know, if I had continued watering my roses like I do in growing season, I feel they would be blooming more now.  This is knockout roses starting to bloom.

Alabama Beauty Camellias


Poinsetta

Most of my endless summer hydrangeas look horrible right now, but the one plant protected by the awning has had this on it for a about a month, I think

Encore Azaleas do exactly what they tout...bloom a lot throughout the year


Pride of Mobile Azalea




Mexican Heather still going
Close up of Mexican Heather




George Tabor Azalea, I think
This is cheating...these were in the greenhouse before I planted them...but  I wanted to show it anyway...Ch-ching Rose




9 comments:

seedscatterer said...

Your garden gives hope to folks farther north that winter will pass and flowers will bloom again. I am annoyed at the white azaleas here that always bring out blossoms and then frost takes them out, over and over until the final show.

I think George Taber is pale pink with darker freckles. Maybe.

Lea said...

Beautiful blooms!
Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

to seedscattere.....I have white encore azaleas and true to their word bloom about four times a year...I, highly, recommend them. In respect to George Taber, you may very well be right,,...I have just purchased a great deal of things and I thought that was what the receipt said...I know I bought two types...but on this post you are seeing four. The ones next to the camellia, I have no idea what they are and the encores are a year old ...the other two I just bought recently

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Thanks, I appreciate it.

seedscatterer said...

I think you just switched names, George Tabor is the lighter pink with the darker blotch and Pride of Mobile is solid pink.

The ones next to the camellia might be Formosa or Judge Solomon since they're old plants that migrated over from the cemetery, hard to tell with scattered blooms in a photo. Maybe when they're in full bloom we can better tell.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Wow, I am impressed...you seem to know your stuff.

HolleyGarden said...

This is the first month I haven't participated in Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. It's too cold outside to go hunting for blooms! :) I am amazed how much one zone difference makes! It looks like spring with your azaleas in bloom! And of course, I love camellias. I am amazed at your hydrangea! Mine quit blooming months ago. Janie, have you ever heard of Blotanical? You should check it out. It helped me find a lot of blogs, and helped others find my blog, too.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Hi Holly,

This particular hydrangea is an Endless summer but I feel that the reason why it still continued to bloom is that it was on an automatic irrigation system and it was protected by an awning, that with the abnormally warm weather..I think is the cause. Most of them are not blooming but a couple that are heavily sheltered. The encores azaleas are the equivalent to the endless summer hydrangeas. All that being said, I think that the blooming around here is a bit early but I could be wrong...since I have only done this for one year, I am really unsure what to expect. I will definitely check out the blotanical.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Is the site you mean?
http://www.blotanical.com/
Will check it out