Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Asleep Under the Snow

Underneath this winter wonderland
 most of these flowers are hibernating.

It's been down to -8 degrees this past week. Every year it amazes me that all of these flowers

 survive through the cold. I feel pretty certain most of them will and  mid July will once again loook like this:
 These Manhattan lilies were planted new in August. I really hope they survive. The ground is all rock and I could only dig down about 4 inches so they are pretty close to the top--not an ideal spot for their winter rest.
But as long as we keep a good snow cover, they should be fine.

Anybody else beginning to get spring fever?

Oh, anonymous, I did look up that Buttermilk Orange salad and it does sound very good. I copied the recipe for the next time I have extra buttermilk. Thanks for letting me know about it.


  1. Oh Zoey, just beautiful! How do we ever get through the winter, we must forget what it looked like during the summer.


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  3. Zoey, the way it was and will be again......Can't wait. How beautiful!

  4. Great comparison photos Zoey..yearning for those summer ones!

  5. Ahhh...the glorious promise of what's to come!!!

  6. I can't wait for spring. Your photos are really lovely.
    I think it would have been nice to recoup outside on a lounge chair then stuck inside. We are getting up to another foot of snow tonight.

  7. I've been thinking about hibernating plants a lot, too, lately. Our front yard is now a garden, but still in the baby stages - not that many of the plants are big enough to be visible under the layers of snow, and our mailman keeps walking through the yard instead on the sidewalks leading me to worry about the plants underneath. I need to put up a temporary fence, apparently. Anyway, thanks for sharing the *gorgeous* photos of your garden in bloom. Spring fever definitely building for me.

  8. oh give us hope for spring...

  9. and no creeping phlox in site!!!

  10. no---WAIT!! It was sedum you dug for years, wasn't it?? Sorry, Zoey! How could I forget!!??


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