January Flowers

The weather here in central Florida was mild at the beginning of the month. Then when that big snow storm blew over the southeast, it brought a cold front down to us. Here in my area we had our lowest temperature so far this winter. Our low Tuesday night was 39 degrees F. Above us the counties had freezing temperatures.  Below us it was a little warmer. Unfortunately the south west side of Florida had multiple tornadoes and some areas had extensive damage.  No damage in my area just a wild cold rain with high wind gusts.  After 2 days of cooler temperatures, our highs and lows went back up.  I still have flowers growing and I’m happy.






Florida native Trumpet Honeysuckle is still doing well.








The vinca or periwinkle is still covered in flowers.






Above and below are single red hibiscus, but the red double hibiscus is really the star of January.








Double hibiscus have multiple layers of petals for a ruffled look.










I hope you enjoyed a few flowers today. Thanks for the visit!












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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

30 thoughts to “January Flowers”

  1. It’s great to see blooming flowers in January! It will be at least 4 months before any flowers will be blooming here!!

  2. Glad your area made out okay with storms and the weather! Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers with us.

  3. Oh wow! It sounds like you have been having some scary weather with you. What beautiful flowers. I have nothing growing in my garden which I really need to sort out x

  4. Carol – glad your gardens were not damaged by the wild weather. You are right – that double hibiscus steals the spotlight! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  5. Hi Carol. I’m glad you didn’t loose your flowers. I know you would have been devastated. We got snow and I was happy to see it. But I realize Florida isn’t used to it. Pinned and tweeted.

    1. I remember a few years ago north Florida like Tallahassee had a slight snow. Residents were slipping and sliding in their cars. Most had never seen snow before.

  6. You have beautiful flowers growing, Carol! I like the red flowered honeysuckle vine, I heard about the tornadoes and I’m glad they did not affect your area.

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