On the 15th of each month, Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Blogger's Bloom Day. I wasn't going to post anything this month because the only things I have blooming are the same pansies and allysum that I had blooming in January.
But the Matrix® Purple pansy is just looking so lovely I had to show it off, even if I'm a day late :-)
Pansies really are the plants that keep on giving. They've been blooming non-stop for weeks and our recent hard freezes haven't fazed them one bit. This is one of several I have around the live oak saplings in the front garden and I highly recommend them for winter color in the garden.
And in the back garden -- signs of life! New buds on the Golden Euonymus, Euonymus japonicus 'Aureo-marginatus', so this will be my official entry for Foliage Follow-Up, hosted by Pam at Digging.
I'm very pleased with how this little shrub is doing. It's planted in the corner by the bird bath, along with a couple of others. it's still small, but it has to compete with the roots of the pine tree on the other side of the garden wall, as I noticed when I was planting it.
That it's putting out healthy looking buds now gives me hope that it will win the battle with the pine roots :-)
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.