Monday, October 30, 2006
That big dump of wet snow last week was just the thing our gardens needed! There is no way to artificially apply a long, slow drink of water like that. Luckily, none of my plants were damaged, although many of them still have their foliage. Most of the broken branches I've seen have been from the usual suspects---Siberian elms, poplars, or silver maples. Avoid those trees like the plague! Yes, they're cheap and yes, they grow fast, but they just don't hold up well in our climate.
Snow squirrel sculpture by Erin Chilvers, October 26, 2006. You're never too old to play in the snow!