Well, I'm not sure how the last-minute shoppers are feeling, but it sure is nice to see a bit of white stuff before Christmas! We expected 2 to 4 cm (1 to 2 inches), but we ended up with 15 cm (6 inches)! Now that the barrage of fluffy snowflakes seems to be slowing, I thought I'd run up to take a few photos of the snow-covered garden. It's such a thick layer of snow, however, that it's hard to even see where the cold frames are hidden! I should probably shovel them off, but I know the snow will just add an insulating layer to them, protecting the veggies within from any cold weather. Therefore, I will just leave the snow for a few days. If it doesn't melt off by then, I will give them a quick cleaning.
Here are a few shots from a snowy Dec 23..
Thank you so much for following my gardening adventures this year and I hope you and your loved ones have a very Merry Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate!!) and I wish you much happiness in 2012!
|Kale orzotto with a blend of kales from the garden!|
|The mache (aka corn salad) cold frame - stuffed full for winter!|
|The failed deer fence looks pretty in the snow|
|One of the sunken cold frames and the deer fence in the backyard.|
|Where's the cold frame??|
|Another shot of the mache frame with my fancy prop|
|The giant Chinese silver grass - 10 feet tall at this point. I use the canes as bamboo stakes in the garden each spring.|