Sunday, March 24, 2013

Enjoy the Snow

A late season snow storm came to town. Actually it came to many towns across the U.S. and it just kept on moving. The temperatures before the snow were creeping into the comfortable zone. That snug little place where kids ride their bikes again. It is the kind of warm that causes friends to ask where to buy plants for their veggie gardens.

Once the snow storm was announced, many people began to panic about their tulips and other early bloomers. They asked questions about how to protect them from the cold. These early spring flowers are meant to have their leaves up when it is cold. Many plants bloom right on through the winter. These are the epitome of durable plants. They will sit tight, wait for the next round of warm to come, and hopefully put on the flower show. In fact, I would worry more about it being too warm, long before being too cold, for early spring bulbs. Put the worry and shopping off for a bit longer and enjoy the snow.

Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hyndrangea quercifolia) just as snow started.

Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hyndrangea quercifolia) after snowfall.

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