At present, my January garden looks similar to my December garden, with a few notable exceptions.
|Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder' is now in its full winter glory|
|Arctotis 'Pink Sugar' is off to an early start|
|Despite turning most of its flowers to face the garage wall, Camellia x williamsii 'Taylor's Perfection' is proving itself worthy of its name|
|All 3 Grevillea rosmarianifolia 'Scarlet Sprite' bear tiny rosy red blooms|
Many of the boldest bloomers from December are still going strong.
|Bauhinia x blakeana bounces back quickly after each rainstorm|
|Nothing bothers Gomphrena decumbens 'Itsy Bitsy', which continues to produce a plethora of tiny purple flowers|
|Grevillea 'Superb' never takes a break|
|I don't give Grevillea lanigera 'Mount Tamboritha' the attention it deserves. This low-growing ground cover is also in bloom year-round.|
|Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl' blooms its heart out throughout our cool season|
A couple of support players with long bloom periods are putting on particularly strong showings this month.
|Argyranthemum frutescens is at its best in cooler weather|
There are other blooms worthy of honorable mentions, shown here in collages organized by color.
|Blue and purple blooms, clockwise from the left: Rosmarinus 'Gold Dust', Lavandula multifida, noID Pericallis (reblooming for a second year), and Polygala myrtifolia 'Mariposa'|
|Pink and red blooms, clockwise from the left: Aechmea fasciata, Arctotis 'Opera Rose', Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold', Cuphea 'Starfire Pink', noID Dianthus, Mimulus 'Jelly Bean Red', and Ribes viburnifolium|
Next month's coming attractions are anxious to take the stage.
|From left to right: the first blooms of Calliandra haematocephala; buds of Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola'; and early risers among the Zantedeschia aethiopica|
For more January bloom stories, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens, our Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day host.
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