There were Taiwan Cherries, too.
January 2009 must have been mild: we had Blooming: vinca; paperwhite narcissus planted outside after 2007 forced bloom; violas and nicotiana; Lantana montevidensis, magnolia 'Leonard Messell' and Eclipse and Knockout roses picked on Tuesday:
There were Violas in 2010 and ice in the birdbath:
There was little to see outside in 2011.
In the greenhouse in 2011 there were Pentas cuttings blooming.
I wish I had taken Pentas cuttings this year. Sigh.
In 2012 there is no Seedscatterer Bloom Day so I guess there wasn't much in bloom outdoors.
The greenhouse had lots of pretties, not the least of which were
Begonias, Persian Shield 2012
Begonias, Pentas and Foxtail fern 2012
2013's Bloom Day in the greenhouse included
... and Pansies outside.
Last Year's Bloom Day had Blossoms that are toast from a recent freeze this year, like Loropetalum, White Azaleas and Gerbera Daisies. Blooms of 2013 are here.
We are scheduled for another several nights of freezing temperatures. I am glad to have a record showing that cold happens and it isn't every year that we suffer so. My biggest regret this year is not taking Pentas cuttings. I am hopeful that a few decide to return from the roots so I can start over. It isn't too late for Violas, if I find nice ones in a Garden Center.