january in the garden

Below are random shots throughout the garden. Note the first picture that is my header. What a difference a few months make! Everything is sorta brown around here. There are a few things that still look good. Ferns and geraniums to name a couple.



































Spring will be here before we know it.

23 comments

  1. How pretty! Have you had much rain down there? We have had bucketloads and where i live its beginning to look like Ireland! I LOVE your red cottage, it is adorable! Mel xxx

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  2. Your pictures are beautiful, I can never get enough garden pictures. (Probably why I have so many gardening books. :) Your cottage is adorable and the porch is so inviting. I have a patch of lambs ear that looks much like yours. It always amazes me how the plants comes back beautifully year after year. Thank you for sharing your pictures!

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  3. Your cottage is so lovely and the porch is charming! I know it seems brown there, but I see green (such a contrast with the weather here). Of course, I know it is still winter, even where you are. Thanks for the photos!

    xoxo
    Claudia

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  4. Oh your orchid is lovely, is it a dendrobium? Sunshine too, got to love that!
    I love your wicker chair, it looks like it is calling for someone to come and sit and drink a cup of tea and relax and admire the garden
    and admire the (perchance Hunter) boots?

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  5. Janet, your house is so darling and just a lovely spot. Please tell us about the kitchen tile.....please!!!! xo kelley

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  6. Hi J
    Your house and garden are a million/10. I love your black and white striped floorboards, tres chic. Your bloggy was part of the inspiration for my bedroom-redecoration-in-5 hours-project. All that white is so fresh and crisp. I grow geraniums and lambs ears too (altho the latter don't really like the humidity round these here parts). Your kitchen tiles are killer. Jealous. Keep up the good work. Kirstin x

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  7. It's so nice to see flowers this time of year - what a special treat! I love the pictures of your house and porch...so inviting and so very beautiful. And loved the angel surrounded by the gorgeous green fern. xoxoTrina

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  8. Hi Kelley,

    The kitchen floor is really nothing fancy. It's Dal Tile #6501 Matte White w/2" Octagon Shiny Black Dot.

    I had about 2 hours notice to pick out the tile. I ran into Dal Tile, saw it, loved it and brought it home. It really was a no-brainer. It's quite inexpensive too. In the bathroom we didn't use the dot throughout, we just ran a border of dots. And I loved the way that came out. We used a dark gray grout that hides all the dirt. The floor is the showpiece of the whole house. Thanks for asking.

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  9. Love at first sight! My first time to see the exterior of your adorable cottage...and your garden and porch are wonderful outdoor rooms.

    ~jermaine~

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  10. Oh dear Janet, I´m so happy so see your wonderful garden and exterior of your home, my god!!! it is so sweet and adorable!!!! And your toile de jouy couch is so beautiful.... everything in this post I just felt in love with, my friend.... really love all the pictures of your beautiful cottage.
    Con mucho cariño,
    Maria Cecilia

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  11. Janet - It's so nice to see a garden "in bloom" right now. Funny how it seems brown to you! Here in the Northeast, everything (except the evergreens) is brown, gray or white from the snow. Love the red poinsetta! I've never seen these outdoors before. The exterior of your cottage is just as charming as the interior!
    Deborah

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  12. Loved seeing your photos, so very pretty. I can't wait to see that laundry room, so don't let me miss it.

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  13. Hi J, in the comments section of the "back at the coalface" post I've answered your coalface question plus devoted a post to it! In Australia lots of people jokingly refer to their office (in my case a law firm) as The Coalface! I'm assuming Americans do not do this? Hope all is well in California, love FF x

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  14. Your garden looks charming even in January .... and I adore the toile de jouey on the chair too - just beautiful.
    Also, please come over to "mine" - post dated January 10th where I have nominated you a "Kreativ" blogger award!!
    all best wishes, Sarah x

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  15. So amazing to see so many things blooming away in the middle of "winter"!!
    When are you painting your house your 'dream' white?!

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  16. Hi Janet, I would be honored if you come to live with me!!!!! I have a beautiful and comfortable bedroom for you, have some lettuce and herbs in my garden if you´d like to cook something fab for us, while I cut flowers and settle the table...

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  17. Hi there. I just found your blog today and luv it! The interior of your cottage reminds me of mine, so of course had to be your follower.
    I'll be back!
    -marie

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  18. Today I noticed that my hellebores are really coming into bloom. Sudden pops of white in the middle of a lot of pretty sorry looking plants. It is funny, how in Northern California we think of our winter as drab and to everyone else it looks like we are in bloom. I can't wait to see your early summer garden. Or mine, for that matter:).

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  19. Hi Janet! Thank you so much for your comment. I'm so glad that we can relate to the post on that Houston kitchen. My husbands family have been custom home builders for over 60 years, and the second I showed them the cost of that kitchen remodel they snickered. It defintely wasn't a "good deal" for what was done, and I have lots of people in the industry backing me up on that.

    How cool that you too did your own remodel! It's very rewarding isn't it?! I'm glad you like the book Mimi's shoes. It's such a sweet book with great illustrations.

    I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

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  20. I adore your cottage! Thanks for sharing.

    With your minimalist life, I'd love to learn more about what tools you keep in your kitchen. And how do you address the clutter of personal care products?

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  21. Lovely, simply lovely! thank you for sharing this with us. Diana

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  22. I had to search for a shot of the exterior of your cottage...beautiful...just like I knew it would be!

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  23. annie - thank you. i'm sorry you had to search so far back.

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