Garden Blogger Bloom Day, January 15

I had an ulterior motive when I started participating in the Garden Blogger Bloom Day.  I wanted to add more winter interest to my garden.  And that meant plant shopping binges in the winter!  I was all prepared this weekend at Portland Nursery to purchase a new witch hazel, edgeworthia, purple daphne, and more hellebores, but I was advised to wait until the cold snap passed later this week.  I was bummed, but not deterred.  I will be back.

However, I was delighted to discover that the violets have started blooming in my back yard.  They have such sweet faces.

The hardy fuchsias refuse to die and I continue to be scolded daily by the Anna's Hummingbirds patrolling my garden like the Secret Service at the Presidential Inaugural Parade. 

Don't forget to drop by May Dreams Gardens to explore all the other Garden Blogger Bloom Day posts!