"Bark as Art" is not really the title of Douglas Justice's January in the Garden 2022 - UBC Botanical Garden blog article, but I have titled a few of my flickr galleries (collections of other people's photos) with that name. So it wasn't for lack of interest that it has taken me most of January to get myself out to the garden. Having to be out the gate by 2pm hasn't helped any. Douglas wrote the article in mid-December, and started by mentioning what might still be in bloom "as long as it doesn't freeze hard". Well, if you're from around here, you know that it froze hard. Here is the Viburnum x bodnantense 'Charles Lamont' on the entrance plaza. There are only two open flowers but lots of buds, and it's fragrant. The Bodnant viburnums where I live in the West End have dead flowers for sure, but they have a lot of open flowers as well and are very showy now. On the other side of the Reception Centre, the Mahonia x media 'Charity' has reverted to its original name, but it has lost most of its flowers. The Edgeworthia chrysantha seems to be doing well for this time of year, though some of the buds are looking a little sad. Now on to bark. Examples of fibrous bark are Taiwania cryptomerioides, Thuja plicata and Cupressus glabra 'Silver Smoke' (Arizona cypress, syn. Cupressus arizonica subsp. glabra) I'll be back later with some green bark - I'm off to a (virtual) dance.