And yet, despite our neglect, flowers bloomed, hummingbirds congregated, and butterflies abounded. And even in winter there are blossoms to enjoy.
The flowers of the firecracker bush are vibrantly colorful.
The fragrant blue mist flower, is going to seed and putting on new blossoms at the same time.
The shrimp plant, though leggy from having to fight its way through the overgrowth, displays its flowers proudly, only slightly nipped from recent frosty mornings.
And, the roses are actually blooming better in the cooler temperatures than in the heat of the summer.
So grows our southern garden in January—until (or if) we get a freeze.