For some reason, local birds haven't discovered that Callicarpa berries are delicious so we get to enjoy their cheerful purple color until spring.
I can't describe nor does this picture show how vivid is the variegation of Daphne odora 'Maejima,' a grand addition to any garden. Don't forget those extremely fragrant flowers that will be opening in just a few weeks!
NOID Hamamelis (Witch Hazel) in bloom.
Ah, the bright sweetness of primroses.
The buds of Sarcococca on the verge of bursting open and wafting perfume far and wide! What a cool plant - can take shade and is happy to be a supporting player in beds but its winter scent makes it a star!
Garden Sphere brings in chicks each spring for keepers of urban chickens. This time of year, these are the only chickens for sale.
Inside the gift shop, a jungle of interesting indoor plants had me browsing.
Some fun stuff for sale, none of which I felt compelled to bring home.
More drama for indoors. On the bottom right, between the foliage of the two bromeliads, you can see a few leaves of Sansevieria trifasciata 'Gold Flame,' one of my favorite house plants, one of which I got last year at Portland Nursery (Division.)
I can think of several people who need this sign!
Tillandsias a go go!
Loved this groovy variegated pineapple but since I was lucky enough to get one at Rare Plant Research, thought it best to leave it for someone else to love.
Gardens in glass.
I'm thinking that I should make a bit larger version of this, let it live in the greenhouse and bring it in to hang on an inside door next Christmas.
My first plant purchase of 2015 was six Primroses 'Danessa Apricot w/rose Eye.' They're not quite as pink as they look here.
Here's a better view of their eye pleasing color combination which will brighten up my back stairs until summer comes and it's time to find bed space for them.
Are you finding spots of color, joy, and warmth to help you through this dark and cool time of year?