The extended warm weather has drawn out buds on several trees and bushes. If we have a hard frost now it will kill many of the buds and we will have fewer blooms in Spring.
Spring buds are growing out on the Cherokee Rose beneath last years thorny Rose hips. This is the Georgia State flower. I have only one plant, but it has grown up 15 feet into the trees and cascades back down to the ground. When covered in white blooms it is really a sight to see.