No More Cold Weather?

“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.


  1. Garden Sense said,

    January 5, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Wow. Hard to imagine winter being about over here in Pennsylvania. Enjoy!

  2. Janet said,

    January 6, 2011 at 7:40 am

    What a cheery bloom to have in the garden this time of year. The days keep zooming by, perhaps the coldest days are finished for the year. Would be nice.
    Our weather is calling for a snow mix, tomorrow?

  3. January 6, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Lovely Narcissus! I cannot imagine winter being over . . . the worst is yet to come for us I am certain. I hope your blossoms know what is to come for their sake.

  4. RobinL said,

    January 6, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Wow, that seems so amazing to me. Daffodils in January! Ours won’t be here till April. Boo hoo!

  5. January 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    It’s snowing on Long Island here today so winter is nowhere near over, but I so enjoyed seeing your cheery narcissus! I cant’ wait for April when I start to see some of those around these parts. Thanks for sharing!

  6. January 8, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I love this post. That sunshiny yellow bloom really cheered me on this snow-covered Pennsylvanian day. Wishing you a happy and healthy new gardening year! P x

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