Monday, April 16, 2007

Aftermath of the Nor'easter

After raining all night we awoke to the sound of sleet hitting the windows. The winds also picked up. It's probably blowing at about 30 mph with gusts of 40-50 mph.

The winter hazel managed to survive all the freezing cold mornings during the past week and even did ok in the rain and wind. An appropriately named shrub for the nasty spring we've suffered through.

That's not a pond but a low spot in our yard.

The red tulip, uva-vulpis and pink stellatas surpringsly seem to have escaped without too much damage.

And a new white Chinodoxa, with the apt 'Glory of the snow' common name actually bloomed yesterday in all the rain!


Blogger OldRoses said...

You must be north and/or west of me if you got sleet. Thank goodness spring flowers are hardy and can survive these weather extremes.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Oldroses, actually I'm south of you in Mercer County. I guess the swirling winds brought the cold temps down from the Poconos.

6:32 AM  
Blogger Blackswamp_Girl said...

Yikes on that impromptu pond! Is the rhodie generally that shape, or is she leaning a bit from ice and the pool?

Your uva-vulpis look a whole lot fuller than mine. How long have you had them there?

9:05 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Kim, I purposely planted the rhodie with a lean towards the prevailing winds. But I guess the ground gave way a bit and it's leaning more than usual. The winds were horrendous this winter. This is the second year the uva-vulpis has been in ground. So this is the second year of flowering although last year we had almost none. Not a really floriferous plant.

11:57 AM  

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