This blog is about gardening and nature, two subjects that are inherently intertwined. I live outside of Boston (on the edge of an urban area) and near the ocean (on the edge of the land) and my property abuts a city owned natural area (on the edge of nature) what better name?
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Spring Thaw 2011
We finally got down to less than a foot of snow on the ground this past week and with a warm weekend (it's nearly 60 today!) and a seasonal week with highs above freezing I'm expecting the remaining snow pack to disappear soon. Yipee!
You can see ground where I've been walking
With the snow in retreat I have a few important questions.
Will I have outside blooms for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day?
Daffodils under the Mexican Feather Grass
Crocus in the Hell Strip
Iris reticulata (I think) near the house
How much damage did my shrubs get from the heavy snowfall?
Pieris japonica got weighed down by the heavy snow
I don't usually prune my Buddleia back quite so harshly but I'm pretty sure this will come back strong
When will I start to see green?
Perovskia (Russian sage) showing swelling buds
Heuchera kept its leaves under the snow all winter