Silenced by Snow

5.25 inches on Feb. 26

5.25 inches on Feb. 26

Are we there yet? To Spring, I mean. I don’t think I’m the only one hoping the arrival of March means sunshine and flowers are imminent. I’ve much greenhouse news to convey, but today, in acknowledgement of the snowstorm that brought most life to a screeching halt around here for the last few days, I offer you these wonderful photos, courtesy of the gifted eye of Wonder Spouse.

Prunus mume 'Peggy Clarke'

Prunus mume ‘Peggy Clarke’

It wasn’t the snow that turned most of her flowers brown. That was the 1.6 degree night last week. The snow won’t harm the few still-pink buds trying to open.

No photosynthesizing lately.

No photosynthesizing lately.

Remember when I told you about our new solar panels here? It took four days for the snow to melt off the panels.

But that doesn’t mean the snow didn’t make the bare trees spectacular:

A Willow Oak

A Willow Oak

A Chinese Redbud

A Chinese Redbud

A native dogwood, its flower buds evident.

A native dogwood, its flower buds evident.

Note the horizontal branching structure of this native Black Gum.

Note the horizontal branching structure of this native Black Gum.

And, finally, a couple of snowy landscape scenes:

Ice Storm trees

Yes, it's lovely. But enough already!

Yes, it’s lovely. But enough already!

I’ll post soon on greenhouse seedling progress. My tiny green babies all survived and are growing larger by the minute.

I hope all my southeastern gardening friends survived and even enjoyed this latest round of Winter weather. Here’s hoping we can all be talking about our Spring gardens soon!

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