Friday, January 6, 2012

I'm Running Behind...

Hope you all had a great New Year. Mine was quiet. I'm ready for a brand new year too. A new year for me means a fresh start and I'm all for that. I'm gonna say I expect 2012 to be a year of changes. I just hope they will all be good ones.

 I'm running behind on my blogging. I have a mouse I can control now and that makes all the difference in working this laptop.

On New Years Eve I took pictures in the gardens and fully intended to make a post then but I just didn't get around to it. I hope you'll let me share a couple of blooms with you.

Things are looking pretty straggly in the gardens but when I got to looking I found some signs of life in there. I have to say that I'm not a great gardener during November and December. But now that January is here I'm ready to get the ball rolling. Went shopping today too. I'll show you what I got in just a minute.

Dianthus is in bloom.

I thought this beauty died on me after I moved in Sept (I think). Darla you told me it would spring back.

I can't believe I have parsley still doing so good. It looks better than it did in the summer.

The osteoporum has new growth all over and the blooms just keep coming.



The geraniums had a nice bloom on it but sadly it faded with the most recent cold snap we had 3 days ago.


And the pentas have also given to the cold. Just don't look at all that dead stuff on it. Just don't even look.

Daffodils are popping up. Yeah. Anybody think we're gonna have an early spring. I do.

Hyancynths are one of my favorite blooms. I'm looking forward to these babies.



I don't know what this is but I can't delete. I hate that because I've got to move on and you do to.

I am so pleased I still have these blue babies blooming.



I was surprised to find this one sprouting new growth. Of course it's gone with the cold now. I have a couple of layers of leaves in my gardens. I tend to think it adds a layer of protection to the roots of some plants.

Yes that's a little bloom on it too.



Ooops. Blurrrryyy. Azalea in bloom.


I love clouds. I probably have said that before but anyway I caught a couple sky pictures today.

this morning

mid-day

mid-day

evening

Oh - I told ya I went shopping. I'm getting in the mood for some more pretties in the garden. I also have my seed starting stuff. Don't yet know how I'm gonna do this since I don't have a green house. I'm thinking a grow light.  






Hope I didn't bore ya too much.

13 comments:

Lea's Menagerie said...

Not boring at all - glad to see some blooms. Your sky very much like ours here yesterday - a few wispy clouds in the morning, clouded over by noon. I am enjoying these few days of milder temperatures we are to have here in north Mississippi. I've got some trees to set out. Tiny little things, but hopefully they will grow into beautiful redbud, dogwood and crabapple. Enjoyed browsing through your bulb packets, too! Have a great week-end.
Lea

FlowerLady said...

What a happy post, filled with lovely blooms from your gardens and look at all those beauties you are going to be planting.

Have a wonderful 2012 Becky.

FlowerLady

Darla said...

That cold snap put the rest of my gardens to sleep too. I have never had luck with bleeding heart, I hope you do and you are going to love the stargazers!!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We also have daffodils well up, but I am worried about this mild winter, have we still got the worse to come? Your garden looks quite cheery, ours also has colour that I don't expect at this time of the year. Love the photos of your skies. looking forward to seeing all the flowers from the collection of bulbs you have bought. Take care. Diane

Marsha said...

Thank you for the visit and comment on my blog. It was fun to come here and see that you have flowers in January (I can't imagine)! I'm your newest follower :)

Daisy said...

Wow, you've got lots of things blooming and growing. It's so hard for me to think about anything growing in January. We don't start doing any gardening here until around May! Usually by October pretty much everything is done for the year. Pretty pictures, Becca. Thanks for sharing them.

Susan said...

Snore.....oh yeah you are just so boring us to death. Dork! The pictures are awesome! And boy oh boy are you gonna be really busy soon with that garden of yours. I can't wait to see the pictures of your beautiful garden. You are inspiring me to get going on mine.
Glad to see you are conquering the mighty lap top!

Love ya, Susan

Loretta said...

Oh what beauty...I can always count on you and your lovely blooms! Thanks sooo much for brightening an overcast day in my neck of the woods! Have a wonderful weekend! Don't work too hard...Hugs

Lona said...

Would you just look at your blooms still going on. I am so jealous. LOL! I love those blue pansies so much. You are in a gardening mood girl. I love all the new flowers you are going to plant. The yellow double Hollyhocks will be just gorgeous.

imac said...

Great - never get tyresom of your photos ,lol.

HolleyGarden said...

I can't believe you have so many blooms! I have some things coming, but yours are ahead of mine! I didn't realize it was time to go shopping! Last week I peeked, and all I could find were some leftover fall bulbs. Thanks for the info - I'll make up some excuse to go to town so I can 'run by' the garden center!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks like you intend to garden soon! Happy New Year Becca:)

Scotkat said...

So enjoyed your early garden blooms.

My spring bulbs planted many inAutumn and too early starting to show already.

I shall post photos when they grow a bit more.