Garden inspection after the snow storm!

After the snow storm last week the temps have reached about 70f today.

First inspection of the garden today and I discover the Vivax bamboo has quite a bit of damage! Several of the 40 foot culms have broken about half way up from the weight of the snow and ice.



But on the positive side of things– crocus are blooming!



So today will be a garden day! A day of cleaning up the tons of limbs knocked out the trees by the snow and cutting down the damaged bamboo. I will probably also clean the vegetable garden beds as our last killing frost is usually the second week of March so it’s about time to sow seeds for lettuce, arugula, and radishes – my favorite spring vegetable!

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Plant Delights Open House

Will someone take my wallet and hide it! Hellebores!





And there are the two I purchased!



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Blizzard and no power!

it began snowing and sleeting last night. I woke up when the power went out about 12:30am. Then we had snow lightning with flashes of blue and orange and booming thunder!

Gus came upstairs and we snuggled trying to keep warm as we listened to limbs breaking and hitting the roof then sliding off and hitting the ground! Crazy!

Pictures of the neighborhood and yard:

10 foot pine limb on top of the Carolina jasmine arbor.

The once 15 foot tall osmanthus are bending to the ground with the weight of the snow and ice.

The 10 year old camellias are bending in response to the snow and ice! I hope they recover?

The Basjoo bananas

Hope the power comes on soon!

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