What is Normal Really?
This winter has been very mild in the Southeast (and many parts of the US) but you won't hear any complaints here because we've been able to get out and have some very productive work days in the garden. Some plants like the pineapple sage haven't even been bothered by the few freezing nights. Of course as soon as I write these words down I will have to eat them. Normal will be back.
The Camellia are blooming profusely. The bees are out and the temperatures are in the mid to upper 70's. That can be normal, sometimes.
The witch hazel are busting open to celebrate my son's January birthday with party streamers and horns.
While the Edgeworthia chrysantha is quietly opening its buds to reveal butter yellow blooms. There are a few winter bloomers who are just a little more reserved.
But most of them are here to party. This is what I love about winter blooms...they all look like there is really something to celebrate. And, rightly so, they have the garden mostly to themselves; so, why not!
Happy Garden Blogger's Bloom Day! And many thanks to May Dreams Gardens for being such a wonderful host. Be sure to pop over to view all the links.