Usually for January Bloom Day I just put up a few pictures of Hardenbergia violacea and call it a day. Unfortunately, I had to prune that vine a few months ago. That seems to have set its bloom back a few weeks. (Although I haven't noticed them blooming around town yet either. Hmm.)
Anyway, it looks like this currently:
There are a few flowering panicles.
I haven't spent more than one afternoon in the garden since October. I'm averaging about an hour or two a week. That's a significant deviation from the mean for me; I've practically lived back there since I started to garden 5 years ago. We're planning to move when I finish school in another year, hopefully to a bigger garden (otherwise, why move). Am I detaching from this one? No, I'm just very busy with school. It's probably a good thing. Let the garden grow without my constant meddling.
I will say I wonder if I will miss this garden when it's gone. I'll replace it with a new one but I'll always have the blog to remember it with.
Now then, Bloom Day. We have a few things, but not much.
I know I should tell you their names, but I'm kind of tired of saying their names. Does that ever happen to you? Here is a plant with a name I never get tired of saying, The Marble Gardens Mystery Rose. So how do I visit Marble Gardens, and what else is growing there?
I'll come back tonight and add the Bloom Day link May Dreams, but you can go there now and read about Ida Bennett, (part 1, part 2)
ADDED: For more Bloom Day action, go visit May Dreams Gardens.
ADDED: I got an answer to my question about Marble Gardens! @AnniesAnnuals says, "b/c annij calls her garden "marble gardens" from all of the marbles she's found in it & the rose is a mystery http://ow.ly/3E9vw." Check out Anni J's garden at that link!