Monday, January 14, 2019

My early December and mid January flower bed


My internet friend CJ has this weekly post where she shows her garden.  She calls it "how does your garden grow?"

I have to admit that mine doesn't grow at all in the winter.

This was early December.

Even my rose bush looks dead, but hopefully it's only dormant.

My pine tree is shedding needles right and left.

My holly, which has never gotten any red berries on it, is encroaching on the pine tree, now.

This area has filled with leaves.   Fast forward to two days ago,

and this is what the garden looks like in mid January.

I'm hoping the pumpkins I bought for autumn decorations will disintegrate and maybe some of the seeds will sprout.

My rose bush still looks bad, as does my pine tree.


Most of the leaves have been blown here and yon in this area, though.  Thanks for joining me this blustery January day in my flower bed.

12 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your garden looks wintry. Most gardens here are kept looking pristine and decorative even in winter, they must be very dedicated people. My balcony just has some dead plants, but I've got hyacinths in the kitchen. Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely garden which I am always in mine here all through the year.x

My name is Erika. said...

At least you don't have about 4 inches of snow and ice so because you have heavenly bare ground, I have to say I love your garden. Do any gardens look fabulous in the winter? Once the seasons change and things green up gardens always look so much more exciting. Happy Monday. Hugs-Erika

butterfly said...

I'm sure it's all just resting and waiting for that first spring warmth to start bursting back to life again. What a lot of lovely space you have to play with too.
Alison x

Angela Radford said...

Hi Elizabeth. It's lovely to see your garden, they are quite different to ours. I noticed you mentioned about your Holly bush not having berries and I may be telling you something you know already but did you understand that you need a male and female plant to get berries. Just in case here is a link that explains: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly/how-to-tell-the-difference-between-a-male-and-female-holly-bush.htm
Sending hugs, Angela xXx

CJ Kennedy said...

Your garden looks as cold as mine, but I love the anticipation of what's coming as Spring approaches. It will be fun to see if you end up with a pumpkin patch. I gave up on roses. Had several bushes, but all they did was attract Japanese beetles no matter how much we powdered, and a couple of special varieties couldn't handle the Winters. They were too fussy to maintain so out they came.

Meggymay said...

I think your garden looks like many at this time of the year, bare trees, lots of leaves and every plant waiting for the warmth of spring. It will soon spring to life for you to enjoy.
Yvonne xx

Krisha said...

Winter always makes the garden look a little sad, even here is CA. We have had some frosty mornings and I noticed some of the more tender plants have died back. I think it all makes spring look more glorious when all the colors come back.

Divers and Sundry said...

There's nothing growing on my patio, and everything is sleeping here as it is there. I get some of the leaves up -there are too many to leave in my small space- but I do leave some over the beds around the edges for the birds to sift through. I look forward to seeing your yard once Spring is here :)

Jeanie said...

You have a large garden space and I think a lot of us have ones that look like that. I do (only MUCH smaller!). Most of the time at this time of year, mine is under snow -- not this year... That'll probably happen in April!

froebelsternchen said...

That's garden life Elizabeth! It looks like a winter garden and I like it much better than mine here with the much snow and more to come!
Happy new week my friend!
Hugs, Susi

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a lovely look at your Winter garden - if time moves as quickly as it did last year it will soon be Spring!! Hugs, Chrisx