Thursday, January 27, 2011

A January Garden in Savannah

Today, my trusty helper (who is laying on my lap assisting my typing at the moment) and I grabbed the camera and went on a stroll through the garden. On the whole, it seems quite dormant, but when I looked closely I saw that actually a lot was happening.

Like these daffodils peeking out.
And there are actually a few brave flowers refusing to fade even with our night freezes.

And most beautiful fruit!
Do you see the buds on our ornamental pear tree?

And an interesting seed pod.
Just look at that color!!
And in our veggie garden, we get to harvest daily from our arugula,
and cilantro. I just love the color the leaves took on after the freezes.
And our collard greens are getting bigger every day!
And then ... we spied these perfect little stick maidens.
I might have to bring them into the house to keep. So pretty!
"Nature has undoubtedly mastered the art of winter gardening and even the most experienced gardener can learn from the unrestrained beauty around them."
-   Vincent A. Simeone

We agree wholeheartedly!!


  1. Thanks for the stroll through the garden--still cold and brown and gray where I live!

  2. What gorgeous vibrant signs of SPRING! It was beautiful to see. Thanks, Silke. :) Theresa

  3. Hi,

    My hubby and I love Savannah! Our dream is to live there someday sooner than later!!
    I always have Savannah's weather on my weather watch. Nice temps in the 50's today! No wonder your plants are starting to come up now. This weekend will be in the high fifties here north of Atlanta...Yea!

    Hugs ans Smiles,


  4. Hello Liebling Silke, What explosion of colors in the midst of winter. I especially love the citrus. I wish I had a kalamansi tree. I think I am going to ask my husband to buy it for me the next time we go to the oriental mall.

    I just saw Diana Evans' post and she was talking about the bread she baked, inspired by you! I should have known! Take care of yourself, dearest Silke.

  5. How nice to see something growing...and not having to fight it's way through snow! ^_^

  6. Thank you for sharing these - I am so longing for spring. It is still a long way off here. Nothing growing, except icicles.

  7. Liebe Silke,

    deine Fotos sind besonders schön.
    Wir wünschen dir viel Freude und grüßen dich
    recht herzlich

    Angela und Elisabeth

  8. Nice trip through your garden, Silke. I love the herbs. I purchased some seeds so I can have a small herb planter hanging up this year too - I love fresh herbs, especially dill, chives, parsley and cilantro.

    Alles Gute,

  9. Oh Silke, hier scheint zwar wundervoll die Sonne, aber es ist kalt, kalt, kalt. Ich sehne den Frühling so herbei...

  10. The picture of Ramses makes me miss Chester! How nice to have pops of color this time of year...uplifting!

  11. ~your pictures sing of spring..warmth to come...a reminder that life is always stirring...budding and blooming...sometimes we just need to stop for a moment and really see!!! beautiful bits from your garden walk...i noticed the other day our tulips are sprouting up!!! much love light and blessings~

  12. Oh my gosh!!!! I'm jealous! Thank you for sharing those pics. Gives me hope that spring is near.

  13. Silke, that is NOT winter! NO-NO-NO!!!
    That is wonderful Spring~~oh I am most envious right at the moment...I think in my dotage I need to move South, at least for the winters. How I miss the color of the garden and all the surprises it gives.


  14. So many beautiful plants.:) If that first veggie is flowering kale, I am so jealous. I have meant to try growing it for ages and have yet to do so...shame on me for missing out on such splendor. I love seeing your cold hardy greens with the rich dark colors that only cool weather can bring to them...very nice.

  15. Silke, thanks for this stroll through the signs of spring!! Beautiful photos! I so long for spring especially with all the snow we have been getting up here in the northeast! :)

  16. Hi Silke,

    Thank you so much for being one of the "10"
    to win one of my little hearts!!

    I will send the package right out to you!
    Please e-mail me your address ok?
    My E-mail addy is

    Hugs and say hello to "Savannah" for me!!


  17. sigh.....

    thank you for an infusion of perfection on this white morning in new england.

    you are one deserving lucky duck, ms. silke ♥

  18. thank you for bringing sightings of spring to those of us in snowed in climates! BEautiful!

  19. Oh Silke!!!! There is much going on in your garden. I love the depth of field in these shots. Good job with your camera, Oh Beautiful One.

    Meet me tonight at Nandos and we will collect swords from our cocktails! **blows kisses** Deb

  20. We planted pansies late last summer, and they've flowered all winter here in western Oregon--what a treat.

  21. This colorful post caught my eye and are so lucky to have such beuaty to enjoy and feast on....we are all snow covered here!!everything looks beautiful..enjoy!

  22. What a sweet shot of your cat....lovely garden captures too.