Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Riding the Wind

So far this January has felt more like spring with the weather being twenty degrees above the normal temps most days. That is soon to change so I decided to get outside to see if any of the late winter plants are showing buds or blooms. 
I was delighted to find a couple of blooms on the Jelena Witchhazel. 
None of the hellebores had any buds but at this time nor were there any snowdrops showing signs of coming up. They are the smart ones. Not fooled by this warmer weather.
The wind is howling today. Trying to warn us of colder times to come. 
Have you found anything blooming in your garden lately?

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  1. Windy here as well and rainy yesterday so the snow is gone again.

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    1. Darn the luck. I know you would rather have your garden blanketed in snow for the coming cold weather.

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  2. My Arnold Promise has a few buds but they look like it will be a long time yet before they could open.

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    1. I hope they open soon. It is such a boon to the winter spirit.

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  3. Well, I've a lot blooming by comparison but not witch-hazel, which sadly won't grow here for love or money. Howling wind is no fun, especially when its a cold wind. I hope the weather change isn't as severe as you fear.

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  4. We had a windy day today, too. My Hellebores are budding under the leaf mulch, so I need to heap more on. Also, the Daffodils were poking through a couple of weeks ago. They are going to freeze their tips. :( Your Witch Hazel is lovely.

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    1. I can't believe your hellebores are budding already. I have seen no drafts so far either.

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  5. It seem there lots of rain all over the world. Here, we have windy rain and making our garden so wet and messy.

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  6. Oh, Lisa you're waiting for first flowers! Here the deep snow lies in the garden. I'd love to see flowers too.

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    1. I can't wait for snow here. Maybe I will have both.

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  7. I wonder whether hellebore and snowdrops don;t respond to higher temperatures. It's cold here and our hellebores are starting to flower and snowdrops are pushing up.

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    1. I don't have to worry now, the temperature has fallen.

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  8. Lovely bloom photo ~ and yes much colder here in MA today due the wind factor too ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. My hellebores have just begun to push its blooms up. They will get chilly tonight, as we are expecting a hard freeze with temps in the 20s. We had a few warm days, but generally plants are wisely staying dormant.

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    1. That cold has descended on us too. I probably won't have to worry about anything now.

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  10. So when does your witchhazel bloom?

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  11. Well the cold has made it's way here as well, and I guess I'm glad things held tight even though the weather seemed so misleading. Maybe the cold will cool off my spring fever, it's been starting to simmer as the weather dried off enough to inspect the gardens a couple times.
    My witch hazel didn't make it as far as yours. I love that color!

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    1. Ha, I was fighting that spring fever too. It certainly has been dampened with this cold weather that has come in. It is to bring snow for the first time this year.

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  12. I wish! We're deep into winter here in Canada, so no thoughts of buds until spring. Nice to come and visit and see what you have! Your witchhazel looks promising! Hope your warm spring-like weather lasts a wee bit longer!

    We had rain over the last 2 days, but tonight a cold snap is heading our way. Temps at -16C tomorrow (which actually is not that bad for January. We've had in the -20's and lower some years). Brrrrr.

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    1. Oh Wendy, I hope you keep warm. You will have plenty of time to dream up a spring/summer project.

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  13. Dear Lisa - we had warmer weather until a day or so ago. Now winter is here. So glad you shared your early blooms. Take care and stay warm. Hugs!

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  14. So good to 'see you' today commenting on my blog ~ thanks, Carol

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. Your witch hazel is beautiful, mine are still in tight bud, they don't like our cold weather at the moment.

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  16. Lovely witch hazel. I saw them for the first time in the PNW, and the flowers are so charming.

    I think a big storm is predicted for east of the Mississippi, so I suppose you will be getting some snow? Hope you are enjoying being cozy in your home with plant catalogs to read while the snow falls outside.

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  17. Thanks for your comments on my blog ~ hope all is well with you ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  18. Witch hazels do have such interesting blooms. It's good that we have them to brighten our winters.

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  19. It's a pity witch hazel does not grow here in North, Lisa. The winds are strong here too especially with snow. Maybe you will having snow as well.

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  20. Your Witch Hazel blooms are nice to see for January.They are a nice addition to the winter landscape.It has been an interesting January here weather-wise. We went from mild temperatures in the 50's to the 30's and 40's and now the forecast is watching out for snow and an evening low of 9 degrees on Sunday!

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  21. Morning Lisa,
    I have snowdrops up and waiting to bloom.
    Some hellebore are flowering and the daffs are up but not blooming yet.
    We are getting a cold snap soon, so that hopefully will delay flowering.

    Hope you are well.

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  22. forgot to say, I love the image.

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  23. Hi Lisa ~ great to have you visit ~ Cape Ann MA is a wintry mix of snow, rain and ice ~ housebound for a few days ~ oh well ~ ^_^

    Hope you are safe, cozy and warm ~ ^_^


    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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