Six on Saturday – A Retrospective – January 11, 2020

There’s not much going on in my garden this week so I thought I would look back six years for photos of this date. Enjoy.

  1.  January 2014. We were in Key West, Florida. This photo was taken on one of my morning walks.

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2. January 2015.  Key West again. Brugmansia is a genus of seven species of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae. They are woody trees or shrubs, with pendulous flowers, and have no spines on their fruit. Their large, fragrant flowers give them their common name of angel’s trumpets, a name sometimes used for the closely related genus Datura.

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3. January 2016. Key West, Florida. I love the way houses are painted in this quirky town.

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4. January 2017. St. Michaels, Maryland. In my backyard. What a glorious sunrise.

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5. January 2018. St. Michaels, Maryland. A little snow is just fine with me.

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6. January 2019. Inside the house geraniums are blooming.

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That’s my Six on Saturday, a retrospective of past years. The meme was started by The Propogator, a UK gardener. This is the link to the rules if you’d like to join in.

 

Six on Saturday – In and Out – January 12 2019

We may get some snow tomorrow. Perhaps 1 – 3″. I am hoping to get a photo of my red twig dogwood (Arctic Fire) against a white background. If I do, I’ll post it next week. It’s been cold enough that the ground is frozen along with the remaining puddles.

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2. I checked the lenten roses but the buds are still furled. However, in one of my raised beds a  lone hyacinth is emerging. A squirrel must have planted it.

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3. Fred the French Gardener posted a photo of moss and I could see some outside my office window. I put on my chicken boots and went out for a closer look.

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4. The slender Hinoki cypress in the front of the house has lovely foliage.

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5. Inside I was thrilled to see an open bloom on the first orchid I have ever managed not to kill. The blooming stalk is very long so I’ve propped it on the clivia (which shows no evidence of flowering yet).

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6. I need to cut back my the geraniums in the inside big pots, but that will be a job for tomorrow when there is snow on the ground. This morning I enjoyed a spot of color.

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That’s my Six on Saturday, a meme started by The Propogator, a UK gardener. There’s always something interesting in the garden if you just stop to look — even on these dark, cold winter days. This is the link to the rules if you’d like to join in.