“No More Cold Weather?”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
The second week of January is traditionally when our coldest weather appears here in South Louisiana, but this year, December brought extreme cold for us. This week rain and mild temperatures are predicted, and it looks like the same for next week. While our last freeze date is March 1st, it is rare to get hard freezes after January.
The last week has been rather mild, and signs of life are already appearing. New sprouts are starting to show, and even the yellow hibiscus, after being protected from the cold, had a flower. Speaking of flowers, a new one has shown up in the garden to cheer up the gray, rainy days.
While the paperwhite narcissus have been blooming for over a month, this is the first of the yellow narcissus to show up. Last January, these didn’t start blooming until the very end of January. I am hoping this is a sign that the extreme cold weather of this winter is over.