Blossom at upper right shows what a freeze does.
Fat buds will open in a warm spell after the next rain.
January and February here are a mixed bag of false springs and freezes. Yesterday was warm and sunny, 10º warmer than usual for this time of year. Tonight we expect a low of 27º F and not much warmer tomorrow night. Somebody left the door open again and wind is about to come whistling down the plains from the North.
Daffodils and Hyacinths can stand a few hours of chill
without damage, so we'll have those for Bloom Day.
Deciduous Magnolias bravely offer up a few blooms for
sacrifice, holding some back for a grander show later.
Leonard Messel magnolia
Tea Olive blooms, is bitten, blooms fragrant again all winter.
Yesterday I made changes in the Greenhouse, hopeful of open buds on Kalanchoe and Hyacinths for bloom day no matter what happens in the wee hours of the next two days.
Sometimes I entertain myself by looking at old, old posts. Camille is one of my favorites from 2010 despite having lost one of the videos.
I wonder if I could just stop going out and taking pics of the same flowers year to year and just recycle previous years' posts from the same date?