Saturday, January 14, 2012

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day January 2012

Mississippi, USA, Zone 7.
Forecast: low temperature Saturday night 25 F, Sunday's high 54 F.
After a light snow on Thursday and below freezing temperatures, I was surprised to find any blooms, but here they are!
An Oxalis sheltered by the porch thrives in our hot, dry summers and cold, rainy winters -
a real winner!

Hellebores - The Lenten Rose bloom hangs down, so I lifted its head to see inside.

This double daffodil is commonly known as Butter and Eggs. As the bloom matures and opens fully, the green petals turn to buttery yellow - the color of scrambled eggs!

I do not know what this is. I think the buds are just as pretty as the tiny flowers. It is a shrub about 5 or 6 feet high, with branches that arch over and hang down. Below is a photo made last November that shows the beautiful Autumn foliage.

Can someone help me identify this wonderful plant?

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

For more great Bloom Day photos, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens


  1. How wonderful that you've got some blooms out in your garden right now. Love the Oxalis flowers and I can't wait to see the bloom on the Daffodil open. Sorry I can't help with an I.D. on that shrub. Great GBBD post.

  2. Happy Bloom day! I have a brain freeze. I know that plant and for the life of me cannot think of the name. The Latin name is almost there, but not quite yet. Bummer.

  3. I particularly like the pretty Oxalis flowers, but then I do like white flowers, especially against dark green foliage.

  4. I love your pictures. They all are so beautiful!
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Thanks for stopping by even tho I haven't been a faithful bloger. It's so nice to see a touch of spring instead of the snow I see out my window. Beautiful photos! Jean

  6. It's lovely to see blooms in the garden at this time of year. The oxalis is so pretty.

  7. Happy GBBD! Love the hellebores, but I am so impressed (and jealous!) with your daffodils blooming already!

  8. Your Lenten Rose looks like a beauty and it looks so healthy. I checked on mine yesterday and they are looking scraggly. I hope they perk up soon. Sorry, I don't know the name of your shrub but it does have pretty blossoms. And the autumn foliage is a bonus!

  9. Those are stunning blossoms..I like Lenten Rose a lot, and start to seem more of them too!

  10. Like visiting a different world as we are cold and sunny with no outside blooms whatsoever... the oxalis photo is especially nice! Larry

  11. Maybe the unknown shrub will bloom and will be easier to ID... Can't wait until my Hellebores are in bloom :)

  12. Hi Lea, I think maybe you are right — that your unknown shrub could be the Spirea 'Ogon'. I can't tell without a macro of the flowers but the leaves are similar to what we get in the fall. In the spring it's a splendid display of white flowers (

    That oxalis looks like a real charmer!

  13. Love that daffodil bud. Nice to know flowers are blooming somewhere.


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