For as many years as I can remember January to me has always meant Spring.
I'm not sure if its because I suffer with depression and can't wait to get rid of the dark grey days but that's the way I think.
My husband on the other hand, along with alot of gardening friends say January and February are winter! I just find that sooooooo depressing. I don't care what you call it, whether there is a foot of snow or a foot of water to me its spring and I have proof!
The stupid banana (Ensete) is growing!! Lol!