Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Bliss

Amaryllis Alfresco
Russian Blues Merlin (l) and his Mum Delia
Tasty & colourful salad from my potager today
My tree is still there to brighten up my day
Harvested last October and still going strong
Winter Jasmin
Colour your garden with vegetables
The potager today
. Hellebore Emma, named after my beloved Russian Blue kittycat
Cheap and cheerful!
Witch hazel
The greenhouse lives up to its name
Jeeves taking a snooze in my toasty greenhouse

January dull and grey? Cold even?
Not today! During a sunny spell temperatures reached an almost summer-y 17.6 C (63.68F) in the unheated greenhouse.Not bad eh? Jeeves & I spend a pleasant few hours there, he mostly snoozing, me mostly pottering. So you see, a colourful and gardening filled January is possible. Sometimes!

Before I forget: a very happy and healthy New Year to you and yours! XXX

copyright 2012 Y.E.W. Heuzen


Anonymous said...

Lovely photos, and most welcome on this wet and windy day!
Happy New Year. Flighty xxx

stadtgarten said...

Happy New Year to you, Yolanda!
There is so much blooming in your garden, it really looks as if spring was on its way already!
Your Christmas tree looks beautiful!
Groetjes, Monika

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Hi Yolanda!
I love your Helleborus Emma and the Amaryllis is just gorgeous! Of course your cats are sweeties too. And wow, you've got still your own salad. Today is a ugly storm running through my country. At the moment it's lightning and thundering and snowing all at the same time... iiiiiek.
Have a nicer evening than me :o).
Take care

Glo said...

Wonderful to see your flowers, felines and favorites. I also have winter jasmine blooming and am looking for signs of spring daring to peek out into January! Wishing you the best in 2012 Yolanda.

Sheds said...

Beautiful photos! Happy New Year!


Mary said...

Beautiful Russian Blues and Jeeves is a super PERFECT name for a kitty, especially a Tuxedo. I am an animal lover to the core of my being!

Anonymous said...

Hello! I haven't visited for a while but I needed a boost of 'gardenicity' and I knew to come here to you. Love the colourful veggies and can't wait to get my little pottager going in the spring.

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

Your mass of violas in the hanging pot make me smile. What is it about violas? They are a winter flower here out in the garden and are tough enough to handle when the temps dip. I love their splash of color in the middle of winter.

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

natasha said...

What a great post. I had a wonderful time watching those images and reading the blog. This gives me an idea how to spend the next few month. Thank you very much!