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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2018/03/1978-pjc-vedders-modern-mushroom.html

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

{Look What is Blooming NOW in Our Garden}

  • Besides our white and pink Camellias, we have also some yellow in our garden. Our Leatherleaf Mahonia Berberidaceae is blooming right now. 
  • Look what a beauty in our garden, on the edge where the creek streams. 
  • Also the Wintersweet - Chimonanthus praecox (Calycanthus p.) (C. fragrans) is blooming mid winter, see further below... 
  • Blooms of the Leatherleaf Mahonia Berberidaceae (barberry Family)

  • This shrub grows on the edge of our garden, alongside the creek where we also planted mondo grass to prevent it from erosion.

  • You can see the water from the creek...

  • The fragrant flowers of our Wintersweet - Chimonanthus praecox (Calycanthus p.) (C. fragrans)

  • This shrub is planted next to our gazebo.

  • Stepping a bit further back so you also can see our home...

  • This is the view on the pond side...
  • Do you have anything blooming right now?

Related link:
{Our Leatherleaf Mahonia Berberidaceae (barberry Family)} | previous post by me
{Our Wintersweet - Chimonanthus praecox} | previous post by me


  1. How nice to have such pretty flowers blooming this time of year! I'll bet the wintersweet has a lovely scent. It is very unusual. I have a few winter pansies blooming, but they are frozen right now. It is cooooold! Enjoy your pretty flowers, Mariette! Hugs, xx

  2. Dearest Mariette,
    how wonderful are those blooming plants in your garden!
    Well, I had a Hellebore blooming, wonderful as never before....now she is coverd with snow! We had more snow last night!
    Have a lovely week, enjoy your flowers in the garden,
    Love and hugs

  3. Hoi Mariette,

    Fantastisch om zo'n mooie Winterbloeier in je tuin te hebben!!!

    Hier ligt op dit moment alles onder een dikke witte winterdeken met -6 graden vorst.
    Mooi maar koud en geen bloemetje te zien, misschien wat ijsbloemen op de ramen;-)

    Geniet van het zachte weer daar bij jullie,veel beter voor de mens.


  4. Dearest Mariette,

    Beautiful yellow flowers.surely those Flowers sweet fragrance could become perfume essence ;).
    I have only roses still blooming due to not many flowers I have planted at my new house
    have a nice day dear Mariette

  5. Dearest Mariette,you are very lucky, such pretty flowers blooming in your garden this time of year!I have pansies and my rose tree bloomed ,we have winter here in Greece!I realy love your gazebo!!!!I wish i had one!!Have a lovely day!!Take care!!

  6. Hallo Mariette,
    die einzelnen Blüten sehen ja wunderschön aus. Bei uns blüht nur noch der Winterjasmin, die Christrosen und Schneeglöckchen sind unter der Schneedecke verschwunden.
    Schöne Grüße, Johanna

  7. Dearest Mariette'

    You are so very fortunate to live where you have flowers blooming outside in January! Thanks for posting the prettiness!


  8. You are having similar temperatures to us right now. Normally my balconies are both very green and beautiful during winter but not this year. Not sure why but things seem rather stagnant right now. Your flowers are both unique and very pretty. Have a wonderful day. Tammy

  9. Was für wundervolle Blüten, liebe Mariette.

    übrigens meinte ich natürlich nicht Stiefmütterchen sondern Hornveilchen -
    sie sind robust -

    ich wünsche dir einen gemütlichen entspannten Abend -

    liebe Grüße - Ruth


    1. Translated the above:

  11. What a lovely plant it is! The weather in your Georgia must be warm for a plant like that to flour. We are having snow in Holland. It looks absolutely magical.

    Have a lovely day!

    Madelief x

  12. Dearest Mariette
    What a wonderful plant!
    I will be happy if my plants survive in our short daylight in winter...
    Hugs to you

  13. Dear Mariette,
    What beautiful blossoms! How nice it is to see something growing and cheery here in the heart of winter. Thank you!
    Warm wishes,

  14. Liebe Mariette,

    das ist PRACHTVOLL.

    Alles Liebe


  15. Dearest Mariette,
    I wish I had the same nice flowers, but here we have a lot of snow instead.
    Maybe I can make a snowman in the garden instead of flowers :)

  16. Dearest Mariette, This is truly a beautiful plant by the stream. We have been having some strange weather around here. My forsythia is blooming but just a wee bit early. I will take a picture of it in a couple of days. Things have been busy around here. Loads of doctor appts but just the normal checkup things.
    Love to all, Ginger

  17. Dearest Mariette,
    Wow, very beautiful yellow flowers♡♡♡ They sure must be strong for the coldness and of course with your care☆☆☆ First for me to enjoy these amazing flowers.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*


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