I was so worried about all the flowers around the farmyard when the weather plunged to below freezing and blew blizzard-y snow for 4 days. Before the freeze and snow the snowdrops were blooming and the Daphne were budding out nicely. But today I did a walkabout to assess any damage to the flowers and guess what? They are fine!! This is a Snowdrop from underneath.. isn't it pretty?
The Snowdrops spread nicely on their own, we have patches of them all over the farmyard. These are out front under the 3 huge weeping Birch trees and Rhododendrons.
This huge patch is in our front entry area in front of our family room end of the house. The other side of the vintage brick and cobblestone walkway has been taken over with creeping Myrtle and I just talked to Kristi about us ripping all the Myrtle out of that side. It's so invasive!
You can see the little green edging in the blooms that are open.
There is a patch of them up under the old apple tree.
A close inspection of the Daphne showed some freeze damage, but on the whole, they look pretty good.
Hopefully our winter weather is done for the year and we can continue our run into Spring. I was outside in my turtleneck, no coat, no hat.. for this walkabout. It's 54.3 degrees f. and sunny today!
Even the daffodils survived the freezing snowy blizzard-y week! Here is a patch behind my tiny Japanese Lace Leaf Maple.
Are you as amazed as I am that all these things survived? We have a lot of garden clean up to do after all the storms - we have branches and pine tips everywhere that blew out of the huge Douglas Firs and Cedar trees from our little forest. Kristi has already raked several piles of debris for us.
Even the tulip and other bulbs that were up in our big pot are okay and ready to move on and bloom!
I feel sorry for all the folks who live in the East and are bracing for more snow. I am all set for Valentine's Day, with cards for Dayle and the boys. I sent cards to our grandsons in Vancouver, WA and to my granddaughters in Ohio. And hubby said he was going to take me out to dinner tonight! I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)