Today is my first post for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day and I’m excited to join a group of plant enthusiasts who share the excitement of what’s flowering in their gardens on the 15th day of each month.
After a cold start to 2013 in the Upstate, with nights dropping into the 20s, January has flip-flopped to provide a week of spring-like conditions with lots of rain and daytime temperatures reaching into the 60s and even 70s. The recent unseasonable weather, coupled with a milder-than-usual winter, has provoked many plants into early bloom.
I find the camellias, which predate me in this garden, to be especially cheerful this year. I’m only sorry I can’t provide their names.
The garden is sweetly scented thanks to this trio of fragrant woody plants.
And wouldn’t winter be lackluster without these seasonal favorites?
If you’d like to see what’s flowering today in other gardens, visit the site where Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day began—May Dreams Gardens.