Gloomy and cold as it can be, January is one of my favorite months in the garden.prunus

Blooming trees like this Prunus mume amaze me with their fragile beauty, but sturdy nature–camellia_2

Ditto the camellias.  edgeworthia

My Edgeworthia buds give me something to anticipate.  Very fragrant orange blossoms will follow soon.fern

My favorite evergreen fern, the autumn fern, adds a nice pop of fresh color to the brown and grey woods. 

While  Wintersweet, carpets the yard with patches of fragrance on sunny days. 

There’s no reason that Southern gardeners can’t have something blooming every month of the year.    These are just a few of my favorites.  What are some of yours????