Around the Yard in Mid January


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It didn’t take long for the pink bananas to resprout! They were starting to come back up early last week, a little over a week after the freeze.

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I have two Mexican orchid tree seedlings (Bauhinia mexicana) that I grew from seeds I nabbed at the zoo awhile back. I recently moved them up a pot size so they could put on some better roots. I’m hoping in a year or two they will be big enough to plant along our fence.

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In the yard the oxalis is trying to paint the yard pink, which I love! There were more blooms a few weeks ago but Chris mowed the yard to clean it up a bit from months of not being mowed. They will come back!

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All of the rain has brought up various fungi, too.

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Down on the dock there’s leftover debris from the high water on Wednesday. It wasn’t too bad and went down fairly quickly but the pond did come up a bit.

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I will never tire of the sight of resurretion fern after a rain event.

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I was surprised to see the strawberries starting to put on blooms. I suppose we may have fruit in a month or two?

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Red giant mustard

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Lettuce—can’t remember which kind this is!

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Kale going strong!

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I was very excited to see the lemon verbena recovering from the freeze. I wasn’t sure how it would do!

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While a lot of the dill was set back or killed, a few plants have come through and are starting to do very well. I sowed more seeds to try to recover from what we lost. I need new dill seed in the pantry and to dry the plant for pickling later this summer.

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The Gladiolus dalenii has begun to come back!

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Sophora tomentosa seed pods. If the plant doesn’t come back I have seeds at least!

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The S. tomentosa plant itself.

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Another happy surprise! The variegated brug is already sending out new shoots!

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Columbines and rain lilies.

I managed to get two flower beds mulched last weekend and plan to get the other three flower beds cleaned up this week so I can get mulch for them in the next week. There are flower seeds to sow and my excitement for a new season of growth is rising!

Are you doing any gardening?

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3 thoughts on “Around the Yard in Mid January

  1. Moosie says:

    It’s nice to see new growth! I saw one of my columbines sprouting in the front. Not much else. I think all of my ajuga isn’t going to come back. I hope my strawberries will produce some this spring!

  2. Patrice says:

    I love all the pictures of your garden!!!

  3. Lemongrass says:

    Thanks for the tour of your garden. It has been a while since I’ve been on your blog. I miss experiencing spring and the new growth from the different plants. Here in Grenada we are at the start of the dry season. We are having a bit of rain, that have my herbs doing well. I am trying to get a fig tree growing, now that I found out a few people are growing figs here in Grenada.
    Your garden looks great, enjoy the growing season.

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