Monday, January 18, 2016

Spirea, January 18, 2016

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, January 17, 2016
Even though our temperatures are dropping below freezing at night, there are thousands of tiny buds on my Spirea shrub. (There are many different Spireas; I'm not sure of this one's name).

And a few blooms! It seems they open just a few blooms to test the weather in the Winter. Sometime in March they will sense that it is Spring and burst forth into full bloom. Thousands of tiny flowers will cover the shrub so that it looks like a large white ball!

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  1. Mother Natures sure is tricking plants this year.

  2. I've seen buds and shoots for spring too! That is one pretty tiny blossom!

  3. HOw wonderful to have this blooming in the winter time

  4. My Carolina Jasmine is trying to bloom between frosts, and I'm afraid the plant is going to be harmed if it gets really cold.

  5. I love Spireas, they are one of the few shrubs the deer don't bother so I collect them. But I don't have a white one, that makes me think of the variety 'Bridal Veil'.

  6. I hope they don't freeze but make it through all the cold! Lovely little buds.

  7. What a nice winter surprise. Hope they haven't frozen.

  8. I never knew spirea would "test" the air like that. Cool!


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