January in the midwest usually does not mean 65 degree weather! But that is what it is today! Now mind you we have a fierce wind coming from the west that brings the wind chill fastor down a bit, but come on.. 65? I noticed a hyacinth and some tulip bulbs coming up in the bed closest to the house. I am hoping already, that cold snap and all that snow and ice we had in December fooled the bulbs into thinking that was all there is to winter I guess. Same thing happened last year and some of those plants looked pretty puny becasue winter is definately NOT over in the midwest.
Gone are the days, that as old as I am, I remember of winter starting, snow lpiling up each time a system came thru until you actually COULD walk over the fence rows.. and the snow ending up on the ground in December and staying there till the spring thaw in April or May. Now we are still considered zone 5.. but I am able to keep some plants in the ground now that used to only grow up to zone 6.. Winters are definately different nowdays.
Temps are supposed to level out during the upcoming week, but not go below freezing until later in the week during the night..and it was just a few nights ago that the daytime high was in single digits..!!