Saturday, January 2, 2021

New Years Day in Bloom: Renewing A PVC Tradition

Since Bob Faden suggested we renew the tradition of reporting what is in bloom on New Year's Day, I am beginning with him.  

Plants flowering in Faden gardens (home garden + YMCA + Simpson Park) Alexndria, VA, on 1st January 2021.

Camellia japonica ‘Spring Promise’

Camellia ‘Snow Flurry’

Camellia “Winter’s Beauty’ [cultivar questionable, but plant received under this name]

Camellia ‘Winter’s Star’

Erica x darleyensis ‘Furzey

Erica x darleyensis “Mediterranean Pink’

Fatsia japonica*

Galanthus elwesii var. monostichtus

Galanthus elwesii var. elwesii

Helleborus niger ‘HGC Jacob’

Helleborus hybrid [large purple buds and flowers: label lost]*

Jasminum nudiflorum

Mahonia bealei

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia x media ‘Marvel’

Mahonia x media ‘Winter Sun’

Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’

Sarcococca orientalis


*First time on list.


Camellia 'Winter's Beauty'


Helleborus niger 'HGC Jacob'

Unnamed Hellebore

Fatsia japonica

N. 'Rijnveld's Sensation'

Mahonia x 'Winter's Sun'

From Mike Cassidy's garden, also in Alexandria, VA:

Fatsia japonica

Snowdrops and Palm (Sabal minor?) 

From Jane Collins' garden in Arlington, VA: 

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Dryopteris sieboldii

From Nancy Blois' garden at the north edge of Baltimore city, MD:


Lonicera 'Major Wheeler'

L. 'Major Wheeler'

Helleborus niger 'HGC Jacob' 

From Michael Young's Washington, DC, crevice garden:

Titanopsis calcerea about to pop

From Jim Hughes garden in University Park, MD:

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' 





Mahonia 'Winters Sun'

Mammalaria plumosa

Skimmia japonica

Galanthus and H. x ericsmithii are blooming in Dick Hammerschlag's Highland, MD, garden as well as the Hellebore below.   

Helloborus niger 'HGC Jacob' 

From the garden of John Willis in Frederick, MD: 

Camellia sasanqua

Erica x darleyensis 'Kramer's Rote'

Galanthus elwesii 

Haemanthus deformis

Helleborus niger 'HGC Jacob' 

Aubretia 'Blue Beauty'

Blooming in Judy Zatsick's Fairfax Station, VA, garden: 

Phlomis russeliana about to pop 
Danae racemosa

Matrix True Blue Pansy

Amaryllis 'Belladonna' 

Helleborus ' Pink Frost' 


And, from my garden in Arlington, VA: 

Cryptomeria japonica 'Tansu' 

Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Gold Finch' 

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' with Rohdea japonica

Fatsia japonica 

Coniogramme intermedia 'Yoroi Musha'
(naturally mutating fern; no two fronds are alike) 

Thanks to all who participated.  Happy New Year!