December 15, 2016

December Bloom Day: Covered in White

Hello, and welcome to my snowy garden!
We have more than made up for our late start to winter this week.
It has snowed nearly every day of the past week.
It has been very cold the past few days, as well.
Today the high is just 25 degrees F, while tomorrow and Saturday the highs don't get above 15 degrees F. Brrr!! I guess all this snow is going to stick around awhile (much to the delight of my children.)

Let's start out front:

It's at least a foot deep out there.

A few dried hydrangea blooms with a frosting of snow.

This time last month we still had some hardy geraniums blooming around the base of the mailbox.
You can barely find the mailbox now, thanks to shoveling the driveway all these times!

These are the laurel bushes, here in front.
Also nearly completely covered over now.
The entire bottom terrace out front, in fact, has disappeared!

(Above and below): Echinacea seedpods with snowy hats on.

Bridal wreath spirea in the front porch bed.

Now to the back:
The vegetable garden terraces. 

The ornamental plum, outlined in white.
(I guess ice fog is good for something!) 

Pretty mockorange leaves.

Sedum seedheads next to snowy rose.
These are under the eave of the house, otherwise we might just see the tops peeking out!

I hope you enjoyed this quick tour of my garden!
(It had to be quick--my camera kept freezing up.)
Now, bring on the hot chocolate!

I'm linked up with Carol over at May Dreams Gardens today.
Do you still have actual blooms in your garden right now, or you buried under a snowdrift like me?


  1. I've been doing GBBD for years and have never thought of featuring my flower garden under snow - but my hands also chill easily and I might only be able to take a couple of pictures. What lovely pictures. Happy GBBD to you. Alana

    1. Thank you, Alana! I don't have any houseplants blooming right now, so I'm looking for beauty where I can find it! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Because i haven't experienced winter i always see snow as beautiful. But if i will be asked to stay in such circumstances, i might not be able to go out. It somehow scares me. At least with blogging we can provide you with lots of colorful fresh flowers and plants, although they are just in pictures. Keep warm!

    1. Thanks, Andrea! I always want to stay inside with a good book and a blanket! It's probably good that my kids love to play in it--it makes me go out too. :)

  3. Wow, that's a lot of snow but being raised in Alaksa, you're used to it! Are you in Washington state or the other Washington? Where in Alaska were you raised? I'm from Skagway and have family in Anchorage/Wasilla. Sometimes I miss winter but sure love all of the things we can grow here in zone 8.

    1. Eastern Washington state. We lived in Akiachak, Barrow (oops--I guess it's Utqiagvik now), and Fairbanks. One of my brothers recently moved back to Fairbanks. I loved Alaskan summers with that long daylight, but I don't think I could give up the shorter winters and earlier springs here!

  4. Wow, that is some load of snow that you have there! Isn't it amazing how snow changes everything in the garden? It gives a whole new perspective and a whole new look to things that we see every day. It's a perspective that we never get here in the subtropical south, but it has a beauty all its own.

    1. Hi Dorothy! Yes, I appreciate certain plants differently once they're covered with snow. It's one reason I leave the Echinacea seedheads all winter--they look good even when they're snowy!