January in the New Orleans Botanical Garden is a beautiful month.
The weather can range from cold to hot.
Japanese Magnolia, Magnolia x soulangeana
Japanese Magnolia, Magnolia x soulangeana, is an early blooming deciduous tree. The flowers appear before the tree starts leafing out which makes a striking display.
Star Magnolia, Magnolia x loebneri
Star Magnolia, Magnolia x loebneri, ‘Merrill’ blooms with fragrant star shaped white flowers.
Camellia japonica starts its blooming season in January which lasts into March depending on the variety.
Crepe Myrtles in the snow
A snow day! While snow days are not typical weather for New Orleans these photos are included to illustrate how variable and unpredictable the weather can be. Some winters the plants will be green and happy while other winters all herbaceous plants will be frozen to the ground. January and February are the most likely freeze months, but spring comes soon after.
Snow in the Botanical Garden
Camellia near the Enrique Alferez Oak
Camellia in the Train Garden