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Jan 1st 2016 - Flowers
turtle
December has been the warmest on record since they have kept records around here, averaging just under 60 degrees for the month. Normally on Jan 1 we are mid 30's

I was sipping a cup of fresh brewed Ethiopian Yirgacheffe wet processed coffee that I roasted a few days ago (wearing a T shirt, shorts and flip flops) when I noticed flowers outside. NO WAY.....

I grabbed my camera and one of my Camellias was in FULL bloom (90% + buds opened). I found a few other shrubs blooming too, though not as full as that one Camellia. We are about as far north as Camellias will grow without freezing. I have had mine freeze to the ground a few times over the years so to see them in full bloom instead of freeze distress is something I may never see again

I had to snap some pics to share......

Azaleas normally blooms in April and May, Not January

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Full bloom Camellia

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i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u414/turtle-web/misc/house/winter_flowers/1-1-2016_camellia-pink_zpsxbvxbrh6.jpg

i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u414/turtle-web/misc/house/winter_flowers/1-1-2016_camellia-1_zpshoacocaz.jpg

i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u414/turtle-web/misc/house/winter_flowers/1-1-2016_camellia-2_zpstpqrkfrs.jpg

i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u414/turtle-web/misc/house/winter_flowers/1-1-2016_camellia-white_zpsw2mbuz1x.jpg
Mick - "Drinking in life one cup at a time"
"I'd rather be roasting coffee"

Roaster 1: San Franciscan SF-1
Roaster 2: Hottop B-2K+
Roaster 3: 2 kilo Chinese drum
Grinders: Mazzer Major - Forte BG (x3)
Pour over: Hario - Bee House - Chemex - Kalita - Bodum
Drip: Bunn CWTF15-1 & CW15-TC (commercials)
Espresso: Pasquini Livia 90 auto
Vacuum: Cona - Bodum
Press: Frieling - Bodum Colombia
 
ginny
Lovely Mick...

-g




rockon
 
LongLeafSoaps
Wow! It has been a crazy month for high temps here too (extreme northern Ohio), and I am sure we will have no hydrangea blooms this season. Our hydrangea was fat with buds the other day, I haven't covered it to protect from frost, so it will loose all it's buds I'm sure....

I can't believe that picture of your camellia! Wonder if it will just keep blooming straight thru???
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jkoll42
East PA here - we have dandelions in the yard and there are cherry blossoms around as well. Finally turning a bit colder but spring should be interesting. My hope is that this false spring killed all the cucumber beetles!
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Honey badger 1k, Bunn LPG-2E, Technivorm, Cimbali Max Hybrid, Vibiemme Double Domo V3
 
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