Sunday, January 25, 2009
What's Blooming in My Garden in January
This is heath, a close relative to heather, and it is the only thing blooming currently in my flower beds. I like it because it blooms when most else is dormant or cut back to the ground. It is also easy maintenance. Don't do anything to it. Don't fertilize it like other plants because that will cause brown dead spots. Don't cut it back. It stays low and neat. And the bad bugs stay away from it. So it is the perfect winter flower for lazy gardeners. The buds are very tiny. To see them better enlarge this photo by clicking on it. Have a great last Sunday in January!