What's Blooming in January: Show us what's blooming in your garden, indoors or out!

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What's Blooming in January

By LarryR
January 17, 2012

In a more normal winter, our gardens here in Iowa would be nestled under a blanket of snow. Catching sight of even a flake or two has been a rare event so far this winter. As I write this, I'm itching to get outside, because it is sunny and 61 degrees! The average high in January for our state is 32 degrees. If this keeps up, I may have some early spring flowering bulbs to show you in February instead of in April! In the meantime, let's pay a cyber visit to folks who really do have plants blooming now, and also to our Mystery Blossom Contest winner, Paul Anguiano.

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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Jan 22, 2012 8:26 PM CST
Upload photos to this thread and show our readers what you've got blooming. I'll publish as many photos in the February article as there is room for. Smiling
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 23, 2012 12:36 PM CST
Hi Larry,

Here are my January bloomers:

Amaryllis - it looks like an Amaryllis Minerva I think. The bulb came in a box labeled as Amaryllis Apple Blossom, but as it bloomed, it is different, still is a keeper Big Grin
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Moon Valley Pilea - has been in bloom since December, and still happily in bloom:
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Cymbidium Orchids - also has been in bloom since December, and still in bloom this January:
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I received this Phalaenopsis as a gift on Christmas Day, and buds still blooming:
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Schlumbergera still actively forming her buds:
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Gaillardia Arizona Sun still sending out her blooms even during our recent hard freeze and now rainy winter weather:
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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Foliage Fan Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Organic Gardener Cat Lover
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LarryR
Jan 23, 2012 4:08 PM CST
Many thanks for the beautiful photos, tarev! Thumbs up
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
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tarev
Jan 23, 2012 4:46 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.

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