What’s In Bloom: January

What you could see in January at the Botanical Garden

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

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

Star Magnolia, Magnolia x loebneri, ‘Merrill’ blooms with fragrant star shaped white flowers.

Camellia japonica

Camellia japonica

Camellia japonica starts its blooming season in January which lasts into March depending on the variety.

Crepe Myrtles in the snow

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

Snow in the Botanical Garden

Camellia near the Enrique Alferez Oak

Camellia near the Enrique Alferez Oak

Camellia in the Train Garden

Camellia in the Train Garden

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Locals call the horses on the antique carousel the ìflying horsesî.