Flower Buds Are Now Showing

“Flower Buds Are Now Showing”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

Winter storm alerts stretch 1800 miles across upper United States. The pictures on the evening news showing cold, stormy weather from Montana to New England were just unbelievable. I feel so bad complaining about how sick I was of our cold weather, and now so many people are still dealing with winter storms.

Here on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, we hit 80 degrees today, which tied an all time high set in 1980. Now everything seems to be coming up out of the ground. Everyday there is something new to see. So, for those of you still in the cold, here is a photo just for you as a reminder that the first signs of spring really aren’t that far away.

 

 

Our peach tree’s buds have swollen and are starting to show color. As I walked around the garden today, I saw so many buds starting to swell and show color either for leaves or flower buds. The fig trees are showing green indicating new leaves will be unfurling soon, and the Bartlett pear trees’ buds should be showing color any day now.

In New Orleans, the Japanese magnolias are already in full bloom. We are about 30 miles north of there, so ours are not quite ready to bloom, but it shouldn’t be too long before the flowers show up.

When we were having all that cold weather in January and early February, I was afraid spring would be late this year, but it seems that, all of a sudden, spring has even come a little early.

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2 Comments

  1. skeeter said,

    February 22, 2011 at 9:38 am

    We have Daffy, Vinca, Phlox and Hyacinth blooming here in Ga. Our Plum trees are about ready to pop open as well. We hit 80 degrees yesterday and it was awesome sleeping with the window open last night! I am taking the welcome mat up in hopes that Jack Frost does not make a visit to our gardens….

  2. Janet said,

    February 23, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Boy I love this spring weather! We also had temps just shy of what you had. Today’s high was ‘only’ 65.


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