Because of our recent relatively mild weather, some of the Camellia japoinicas think it's February already. This one sits and faces me when I sit on the back porch sipping coffee in the morning so I've ben following it's progress.
Finally, perfectly wid opn for bloom day! Hooray!
This white Camellia has also been a morning coffee companion.
Elsewhere, Cyclamen coum is sending up flowers to go with it's lovely foliage.
Believe it or not, Abutilon megapotamicum is still blooming outside. Not the huge flushes of bloom that happen in the warmer months, but a sprinkling of buds and blooms that will remain as long as we don't get a prolonged deep freeze.
Mahonias still carrying on.
Grevillea victoriae 'Marshall'
I have never taken a very good picture of Chimonanthus praecox (Wintersweet) but my nose always catches it's delightful scent. This is planted in my parking strip where I walk by it every morning and evening as I leave and return.
Also planted nearby is one of my favorite plants, Lonicera fragrantissima (Winter honeysuckle) whose sweet fragrance wafts far and wide. It's such a treat to return home to this cloud of fragrance!
The tassels of Garry elliptica are putting on a nice show.
Viburnum × bodnantense 'Dawn'
The first Hellebore to be fully open!
Meanwhile, inside the greenhouse, by some miracle, the gardenia continues to bloom.
Agapetes 'Ludgvan Cross'
Paperwhites and Cyclamen persicum.
Echeverias have been blooming since fall.
Last but not least, this NOID Pelargonium which has also not stopped blooming for months! Thanks Carol for once again hosting GBBD! If you're of a mind to see what's blooming in gardens all over the planet this day, click over to May Dreams Gardens and check it out!