There is nothing as fresh as a new beginning.
(Ornamental kale, Brassica ‘Evening Lace’ backlit)
A sunny first day of the new year allows for poking around the garden with the cameras in tow.
(Clary sage, Salvia sclarea var. ‘Turkestanica’ with a bite taken out of the leaf. Who???)
A day warm enough that the birdbaths are not frozen.
(Hypertufa bowl with small leaf castings in the bottom, hypertufa ball and stand)
Evergreens shine in the sun.
(Monterey cypress, Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest’ backlit)
Silky promises of buds and beasties abound.
(Edgeworthia chrysantha and friend)
While blossoms on some hardy souls continue from months earlier.
(Camellia sasanqua ‘Chansonette’)
Grass like plants star rather than merely act as supporting players.
(Carex testacea ‘Orange Sedge’)
Some are superstars.
(Japanese blood grass, Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’ miraculously still showing some red, backlit)
Some are sparkly as they blow in the cold winds.
(Nasella tenuissima catching some rays)
The garden is full of promises…
(Various Narcissus that are in serious need of some mulch)
…for this fine new year.
(Cool new birdhouse from sister in law, Lynn with Athena giving an appreciative nod from the daylily hill. Thanks Lynn, it is perfect!)
The very first day of the new decade portends garden glories galore waiting at the gate in the Fairegarden. May the days ahead bring from your own spaces joyousness hitherto unknown.