Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Bloom Day Buds, January 15, 2014

Winter has been unusually cold here in the southern part of the country (US zone 7), too.
Even my Pansies have been nipped back. Hopefully they will be blooming again soon.
No blooms can be found, but I do have some buds to show for this January Bloom Day.

Spirea
From a distance the Spirea shrub appears to be still dormant. But look closer!
Very tiny buds are getting ready to open. Even though the buds are red, the flowers are white.
This photo is highly enlarged. They really are the smallest buds you can imagine.

Carolina Jessamine
The top one-fourth of the Jessamine Vine froze, but down near the base, buds are forming.
I do hope these are flower buds, and not just new leaves.

Hellebores
You can't really see it yet, but inside this cup of new leaves is a Hellebores bud!

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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17 comments:

  1. It's great to see the cold hasn't halted all the blooms in your garden. Hopefully your winter won't get too much worse.

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  2. Its nice to see your flower buds, just waiting to burst forth, hope you have flowers soon.

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  3. I haven't checked out the yard, but did notice the paw paws are all budding. They always bud early.

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  4. It's always good to see the first buds, promises of blooms to come! Hope your winter isn't too cold the rest of the season, Lea.

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  5. It is so nice to see Spirea buds even if small. Your close up photography is wonderful and spring temperatures are on the way...hopefullly sooner than later!

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  6. I'm going to have to look at my Confederate Jasmine to see if there are buds, I didn't even think to check it! I'm a little worried that this warm, then really cold, then warm, then cold, is going to mess with my plants, but *fingers crossed* mother nature usually knows what she's doing!

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  7. Flower buds on the hellebores - a truly wonderful sight!

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  8. Thank you for visiting my RamblinwithAM blog. I have visited the South several times in March (South Carolina/Georgia) and love seeing the jessamine vines in bloom - I hope yours recovers. That was a terrible cold spell you had early last week.

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  9. It won't be long Lea before our Zone 7 flower buds pop! In the mean time, buds are beautiful! gail

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  10. I feel for you with the cold weather you have had, hope the milder weather have reached you by now. Looking forward to seeing your hellebores in full flower, happy GBBD!

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  11. Honestly, I think this stage of a garden is nearly as exciting as full bloom. Of course, this doesn't happen in my Wisconsin garden until March! It's very encouraging to see such wonderful signs of new life on blogs like yours. Happy GBBD!

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  12. Spring isn't so far away. Glad to see that you have buds and soon there will be flowers. What a year it has been! Happy Bloom Day!

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  13. I love seeing the new buds forming, they give such a feeling of hope. Beautiful pics, as always.

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  14. It's good to see the cold didn't harm your garden too much. Spring is only a couple of months away now!

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  15. Oh good! Spring must be coming!

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  16. Things are budding put here in Central Ms. too. My flowering peach looks like it is getting ready to bloom! If you do Facebook, join The Southern Gardener group-it is so neat! It is gaardeners from all around Ms and the South sharing our gardens and advice, recipes, etc.

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  17. No buds here this year. Everything is frozen. Even my hellebores. Baahahhhh Happy GBBD.

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