Sunday, January 8, 2012

Snowy Gardens

We have very little snow.

Hardly enough moisture to make the wild gardens look good if and when they grow again next spring.

The wildgardens

Perhaps the flowers of June will be only a memory.

Wild Gardens in July

Veronica ‘Blue Bouquet’ spreads like a blanket of water through the gardens.  The Lupines reseed themselves freely.

June is only five months away…these dreary warm above freezing  days it seems like winter is taking it’s sweet time.  Snow already..go to 40 below zero for days..get it over with ..we know it is coming..we are not idiots.  It snows in Minnesota..and you can freeze your butts off almost every day ALL winter long..just not this year:)

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19 comments:

  1. It's been an odd winter so far. But you should be careful what you wish for... last year we had a really mild January and then were hit hard in February. But in Minnesota, you are prepared for everything except mild, it seems! :-)

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  2. Mother nature is definatly palying games this year with the weather ! We are at minus one today where yesterday we were up to plus six this time of year here in Ontario Canada we are at minus 20 and buried in snow. Even some the summer birds that should of migrated are still here like the Robin and Starlings and the gardens still have worms in them near the surface cause the ground isnt frozen ! WEIRD OR WHAT !!! Love your photos. Have a great day !

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  3. Hang in there, it's coming! When it hits, (no doubting here) it be hard and fast.

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  4. You are right - on all counts. Not enough snow... higher than usual temps - is the other shoe gonna fall? Ski areas around here are way behind in snow. But... is it coming? Strange winter, indeed!

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  5. I am sure hoping that my flower beds survive after all my TLC and winter prep last year....

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  6. Oh, I do remember living in Minnesota and Michigan. It took 5 years of living in Phoenix to thaw out. It was so beautiful to look at, but hard to live in.

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  7. We got snow last night, a couple of inches at least. I got some great shots, and then I dropped my camera phone when I slipped on ice, LOL. But at least it still works.

    Lack of snow is a problem everywhere here this year. I hope that there is some coming, since like you say it's needed in the spring.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  8. It seems that many places are having very unusual winter weather.
    Not so much here though, wet and relatively mild.
    Hope you get some snow, especially if it gets really cold. The ground needs the insulation.

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  9. You are funny...but weather is crazy everywhere this winter

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  10. My oldest daughter in Michigan said it was 50 there yesterday so, yes, it has been a crazy winter there too. It makes the real cold harder to take I think, when you get lulled into the "maybe it won't be so bad this year" frame of mind. It always did for me.

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  11. Hi Connie, Just heard from my MN nephew. They have decided to wed in Seattle in late March! I thought maybe I would be visiting your state. We won't try to make the wedding.

    Hope you have a nice week.

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  12. I can't believe this winter, we have had high forties and low fifties the other day and hardly any snow at all. I am waiting for the ax to fall! I got all A's, Connie!

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  13. I had some veronica that was supposed to self-seed, but alas, it never did. That photo is lovely.

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  14. I bet your wild flowers will do just fine. :)

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  15. Our winter is super mild too. We've had tremendous winds and three completely wild prairie fires.

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  16. It's strangely mild here too although we are having a bout of sub-zero temps at the moment! But still no snow.

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  17. I noted this week - a news article from Cordova Alaska. Eighteen feet of snow. Thats where the snow went I guess. None here.
    We had 68 degrees last week. I was worried that my star magnolia would bud. Now we're getting chillier again.

    Maybe this will be the winter of no winter?

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  18. I find spring in January quite ominous. ;)

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