Years ago we read about a gardener in England who went out into his garden every New Years Day to see what he could find in bloom. We began that tradition here in our own garden.
Last year there was nothing in bloom, as we had suffered a deep, lasting freeze, ice and snow in mid November. But this year we have so far had only mild frosts, and so, once again, I found some blooms on New Years Day; bedraggled, some of them, but blooms none-the-less.
Bacopa from the porch planter.