It's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for the month and what fun to see what's blooming in January! GBBD was started by Carol of May Dreams Gardens and you can get links to everyone's post on her blog.
I'm starting off with Quince, usually a reliable bloom for January here. Right now there's only about two blooms but I'm hoping the bush will be covered in a month.
Next comes my old reliable Marie Pavie rose. This is an OGR, "old garden rose". It's classified as a polyantha rose and was bred in France in 1888. Marie Pavie is rarely out of bloom. This time of year the old leaves are covered with blackspot but many new leaves are forming. I grow this in a pot and leave the pot close to where I pass each day, for its wonderful fragrance.
Last GBBD I included a shot of a Lizard Lips bloom. Here's another one. It's a little difficult to see because it's in my storeroom against a window. For those who don't know, this is the bloom of an aloe plant. The photo after the bloom shows the whole plant. It blooms constantly but they're small delicate blooms.
I've also got some calendula and pansies blooming but my favorite photo is of some blooms to come - daffodils!