Winter arrives in the garden (for a minute)

Written by Doug Oster on .

blog statue snowSnow drifts down from the trees as the sun begins the process of thawing the garden. I love this little cheap, plastic statue my daughter bought as a gift. Photos by Doug Oster

Why are we surprised when it snows midway through November? I know I wasn't ready.

These first snows often fade away by the afternoon, but they basically announce a change of seasons.

It's beautiful to see the garden bathed in sunlight after the initial snowfall, the light streams across the beds at a low angle we only see this time of the year.

These photos are a celebration welcoming winter, for today.

It's certainly not the end of the season. When things warm up again in a day or two the pansies, greens and other tough, winter loving plants will be resurrected.

The garden is always in a constant state of change, and that's a good thing.

blog pansy covered snowThis pansy might look a little worse for the wear, but when temperatures rise again so will the flowers.

blog salvia snow 2Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' is hardy to zone 7, I should have had the three pots in the greenhouse already. I'll get them moved inside soon.

blog snow gardenMax the Wonder Dog loves to be in the garden when it's covered with snow.

blog snow pansy n greensPansies and greens will be fine in this elevated garden bed planted near the house.

blog arugula snowArugula under the protection of a skylight are ready for harvest. They will be happy under plastic all winter long.



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