Saturday, January 15, 2011

Garden Blooming Blog Day January 2011

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. "
 -Vince Lombardi


This close up of rosa 'Brigadoon' is like rainbow sherbet for the eyes

She's one of the taller roses.

Even at night, her petals are luminescent

The fuchsia at the front door is proving to be ever-blooming. Perhaps because this is such a convenient place to remember to pinch the blossoms back):-

With leaves unfurling like a flamenco skirt- ornamental cabbage doesn't need flowers to be decorative. 

We didn't get our cold spell until the first of the year- so the tangerines are late in coloring up. Here they hang sweet to pick and eat straight from the tree like these are juicy balls of candy.

To garden is the opportunity to battle for beauty.  


Anonymous said...

Your roses are really beautiful, but I was struck by the colors at your entry. This is a gorgeous front door and plant combo.

RBell said...

Like the colors of your rose blossoms - quite eye-catching.

ricki - sprig to twig said...

this visit to balmy California warmed my frozen bones. Thanks!

Anonymous said...


Did your little camera take those wonderful close up photos of the roses? Beeeutiful!

Hugs, Trisha

Lydia said...

Thank you to all who stopped by.

Yes, Trisha, those are my photos.

Anonymous said...

I am so pea green you have flowers blooming. Sigh.... All we have is rain and gloom and cold. I know, I know.... Just sooooo ready for Spring. This has been the longest coldest winter I can remember here. LOVE the pictures of your flowers though!!! xoxo Sue
Had to use Anonymous because Google won't let me sign in. ???

Lydia said...

Hey Sue! Hope your computer problems don't get worse. My issue with blogger is that it suddenly wants me to log in for each image separately. Oye vey. Will have to see what to do about that.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

LOVE this dear Lydia. Your hubby and mine. WHooohoooo.

Loving that garden coming back from its sleep. Your roses look delicious!


Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I enjoyed your words as much as your blooms. Lovely!

Cat said...

So many lovely blogs and so little time...I only had a moment and randomly selected your blog to glad I did. Simply beautiful blooms. Happy GBBD!