Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cold Daffodils in Carrboro, North Carolina

IMG_7309.JPG, originally uploaded by TEB471959.

We're always intrigued by photos of snow and daffodils. Here is what photographer TEB471959 has to say about this January 21, 2009 photo: In Carrboro, North Carolina, a snow-less winter is not unusual, but last Tuesday, January 20th, we awoke to find about an inch (2.5 cm) on the ground. The daffodils took it in stride. I expect they will bloom toward the second half of February, along with the hellobores and the Siberian squill. The snowdrops are already in bloom. The tulips will be just a bit later. Spring is the best for gardening in North Carolina. The summers can get pretty hot, and sometimes pretty dry. We had a drought in 2007, as did most of the southeast, because no tropical storms came up the coast. Carrboro is near Chapel Hill, around the center on the state, in the "Research Triangle" area.

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