Yeah, it snows in Mississippi

…but, in a “stuck here in the middle with you” scenario, halfway between our Northern friends’ undulating mounds of snow, and the non-stop tropical flowers of SoCal and Florida, we have stuff to keep our pineal glands puffed up, staving off Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Front Garden in Snow
Front Garden in Snow

This week it dropped from the low 70s to 9, which kicked hard on plants that which are normally hardy but had lost their cold conditioning.

frozen Camellia japonica with ice
Camellia shrubs can take cold that the flowers may not

So the day the sleet and snow started falling I went around my garden and neighborhood and collected a few flowers that flower naturally in January and February, capturing them in the still-life of a vase.

bouquet of winter flowers of the South
There are those that bloom in winter

Soon as it thaws they’ll be mushy brown, but the plants will endure and flower again – if not this year, then next. Meanwhile, I still have my glass bottle trees to ward away the winter blues…

winter time glass bottle tree with snow
snow on the silica

10 Replies to “Yeah, it snows in Mississippi”

  1. Thank you, Felder! It’s so good to hear from you, even via mass email! Linda In Cordova, TN

    On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 9:29 AM Felder Rushing’s Blog wrote:

    > felder posted: ” …but, in a “stuck here in the middle with you” > scenario, halfway between our Northern friends’ undulating mounds of snow, > and the non-stop tropical flowers of SoCal and Florida, we have stuff to > keep our pineal glands puffed up, staving off Seasonal A” >

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  2. glass bottle trees are the coolest – i call them “redneck chihuly” – be sure to check out my other bottle tree links on this blog, and send me a photo of what YOU come up with!

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  3. Seems so strange to have snow but I do remember it snowing in March in Indianola! You probably do, too! It snowed in Tupelo where Hal, Jr.lives. He sent me a lovely picture.

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  4. Well, believe it or not, it actually (very rarely) snows in Los Angeles. In fact, since records have been maintained, it has snowed more frequently and more substantially in Los Angeles than it has is San Jose. (Although San Jose now extends into the East Hills, where slight snow is sometimes observed, it has not snowed in the urban part of San Jose since 1976, so more snow than San Jose is not much to brag about.)

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  5. My friend Pam Smith just told me about your blog. Reading Maverick now, very enjoyable, wish Dirt was alive, sounds like someone worth meeting. The cold hit pretty hard here in N. Texas. Time to replant dead shrubs.

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