The Violet Fern

A Colorful Tale of a Garden in the Making

Bloom Day, January 2010

10 Comments

It is all about the evergreens and conifers now … blue, green … the rusty petals of cones opening and dropping seeds.

And the buds of the trees and shrubs holding their blooms against grey winter skies waiting for spring.

Here, even in January, the rocks along the river hold colorful lichens and mosses that bloom through the snow.

Bloom day is hosted (and created by) Carol at May Dreams Gardens.
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Author: Kathy Sturr

Cultivating art, growing soul, and creating plant-based food in the beautiful 1000 Islands, New York and Cedar Key, Old Florida.

10 thoughts on “Bloom Day, January 2010

  1. Oh, even mosses bloom through winter… That's sweet. ~bangchik

  2. Such a pleasure seeking out color amongst the gray landscape as we anticipate the whispers of spring. 🙂

  3. I love your blooming lichens on the rocks. Lovely. -Jean

  4. I have always loved the blue green needles of conifers. In fact, I have always wanted one in my garden – but we get to hot for them to do well here 😦

  5. What great shots you have taken. Just found your blog, and I love it.Jen

  6. I do enjoy seeing the stark contrasts that exist in nature during the winter

  7. Enjoyed your post VF 🙂

  8. I love the moss and lichens! Very beautiful photos!

  9. I enjoyed your winter tour, I find winter an interesting time in people's gardens. And I also had a special eye toward the lichens as I am learning about lichens and moss and using them in the garden.

  10. Thank you all for your comments! I would so love to hear anything any of you have to say about moss and lichens – I find them fascinating and would love to learn anything more about them! Glad you enjoy my blog Jen – very thrilling. Thank you much. Winter is beautiful but can be very long!

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