It may still be winter, but February is not without interesting color on the US Gulf Coast.
Last week, I was breathlessly anticipating the opening of the first bud on my back camellia. It finally happened on Thursday. I think the name is Crimson King or something like that. These big blossoms are truly royal.
My Knockout rose has its first bloom of 2020. Our temperature dropped into the 30’s fahrenheit one night this week, so it suffered a bit from the chill.
The first daffodil opened among the narcissus and snowflakes. They’re all droopy from the rain, wind, and cold.
I brought them inside to enjoy them on my kitchen window sill.
Tulip trees are a riot of color now. I don’t have one in my yard, but you find a lot of them in the older parts of town. A close up look at the buds reminds us of tulips, hence the name.
Finally, redbud trees are blooming in time for Valentine’s Day. These blazing red blossomed trees are not as prevalent as the tulip trees, but I’ve seen some beauties making a spectacular show this year.
Once again, I want to give a shout-out to the guy who originated Six on Saturday. You can find him at his Twitter:@cavershamjj
His blog is:https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com