Pacific Coast Gardening forum: What's Blooming in January

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Jan 7, 2013 10:34 AM CST
Good Morning!
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jan 7, 2013 10:46 AM CST
Those ae pretty. Do you have daffodils blooming all ready?
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 7, 2013 11:07 AM CST
I'm probably the only person who doesn't care for daffys......
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Jan 7, 2013 12:00 PM CST
I should clarify that to specify the King Alfreds...they're just so 'in your face' somehow....
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Jan 7, 2013 4:08 PM CST
And I, on the other hand, only have King Alfreds. I love their burst of energy in the spring. I am working on adding in some others, but have in the past been disappointed with the fancier cultivars. The doubles in particular don't work for me -- too much rain, they just throw their heads in the mud.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Jan 7, 2013 4:36 PM CST
I tend to be careful with yellows...some I like, some not. I love whites and wispy things that speak softly.. King Alfreds, to me, stand up quite sturdy and yell.....lol...
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jan 7, 2013 5:08 PM CST
Ha ha, I can go with the yelling idea. Here's a photo of some shouting, "Look at me, look at me!" In my rain-drenched winter grayness, they are truly a spot of early sunshine. I do understand how they might be a bit much for folks fortunate to have year-round blooms and sunnier skies, though.

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Jan 7, 2013 5:55 PM CST
They are pretty there. There's a cemetery in a small mountain town near here and I love cemeteries, but someone has gone and scattered daffys all over the hill ....and they're naturalizing...and I know everyone else thinks it's beautiful.....and I always think they've gone and ruined a peaceful cememtery....lol.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jan 7, 2013 6:14 PM CST
Here's the same bed after the daffs have died down. You may like this combo better - a bit more soothing to the eye. I did have a nice variegated dogwood in the hole next to the corydalis, which I've since replaced but don't have a picture with that in it. Adds a bit of lightness to the bed.

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 7, 2013 7:51 PM CST
You can grow all the lush stuff that I can't down here. With my determination to cut back severely on water, my place is not looking as green as it did...sadly...That's what I love most about the Northwest...green, green, green.
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Jan 18, 2013 10:30 AM CST
Seems like I'm always waiting for the next thing that smells good to bloom. The loquat....flowers not so showy, but wow, the scent...and it makes the bees very happy....
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jan 18, 2013 6:04 PM CST

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These photos actually were taken in December, but stayed in the camera until now. It's a good thing I took some pictures then. Now a lot of things have been ruined by rain and by all of the unexpected frost. So, here's what was blooming a month ago.

Lots and lots of camellias. Here's a sampling of some:

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Lots of hellebores and narcissus:

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Some fuchsias and this early-blooming Rhododendron 'Trewithen Orange':

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Jan 18, 2013 9:08 PM CST
Beauties all......
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jan 19, 2013 6:12 PM CST
And to think I was excited to see little nubs poking out of the ground today... Beautiful blooms and so fortunate to have such a long season.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 23, 2013 12:56 PM CST
Salvia flocculosa....

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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 23, 2013 1:13 PM CST
The very first bloom on the cistus purpurea for this season....
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jan 23, 2013 5:08 PM CST
Me too BH!! Buds are a promise. Sherry your salvia is beautiful, do you have many varieties in your garden?
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 23, 2013 6:18 PM CST
I do have a lot of salvias, but not as many as I did have. I had a small nursery specializing in salvia, doing the local farmers' market, but the market wasn't doing well and my back wasn't either...lol..I've let a lot of the large beds go because it's too much work and our water costs are so high. I do have certain ones I won't give up and will go with us when we move and I'll still plan on using the natives, etc. I tend to like the large, shrubby, very drought tolerant ones that do well here, but I love them all.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Jan 23, 2013 6:32 PM CST
If you have time will you post some of them as they come in boom?
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jan 23, 2013 7:55 PM CST
Yes, if we're here then...kinda living in limbo about moving...when and where...lol.
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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