In Connecticut, Frosted with Icy Fog–January 2014 Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

This morning’s light revealed an icy fog and frost-kissed plants. No outdoor blooms for the January 2014 Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, but interesting light and contrasts nonetheless.

Color on such a hazy winter morning can be striking on close inspection.


Small blueberry shrubs add a red tinge to the landscape.



The seed heads of tall sedum add a brownish-red hue.



And holly berries shine in the winter landscape, even when winter rains have replaced winter snow during our southern New England January thaw.


Reds add warmth to my winter view, in stark contrast to the chilly shade of a blue spruce branch against a foggy backdrop.



But as the sun rose higher in the sky, slowly chasing the fog away, the depth and subtle colors of the surrounding woodlands was my eye candy.



Inside, the morning light reflects off the amaryllis bud still hiding within.



But jasmine provides the only bloom.


It’s sweet scent hints of the aromas of spring.

Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. Head to her site to delight in the sights from other gardens.

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6 comments for “In Connecticut, Frosted with Icy Fog–January 2014 Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

  1. January 15, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Spring does hold lots of promise. Your Amaryllis bud like mine will open to great beauty in its own time. Your jasimine is lovely. I can only imagine how sweet it smells.

    • January 15, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      Nell Jean, I’m looking forward to my amaryllis blooms. Mine is pure white and, as all amaryllis, absolutely beautiful.

  2. January 15, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Hello Joene, this is my first visit here. I always love seeing frosts in leaves and flower tips, because we don’t have snow here in our hot tropics. And that last photo of jasmine is so wonderful, it looks like a painting. I thought jasmine is tropical but it is so healthy there in yours.

    • January 15, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Welcome, Andrea. If you want to see frosted plants this is the place to come during winter months. Jasmine is tropical. I’m overwintering it indoors until I can set it back outside in early summer. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Lisa at Greenbow
    January 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Gorgeous photos. They almost make me not mind spring.

  4. Lisa at Greenbow
    January 19, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    OOps, I meant to say Winter. ha… I guess my mind is in spring already.

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