April Showers – In Snow Form

While it’s not unusual to have some late March snow showers, we don’t see it so often in April.  This spring I’ve seen late snow showers across a wide range of the Northern and Eastern USA.  We had a 1″ snowfall last night which looked beautiful out in the gardens (alpine garden above) but made for some challenging road conditions this morning.  The snow didn’t keep us from having a productive day.  Grounds staff included Larry H., Larry O., Bobby K. and me.  Larry H. went out for pruning and other garden work after some indoor projects.  Larry O. went on a major supply run and is getting our equipment ready for this spring.  Bobby K. was organizing the carpentry shop for maximum efficiency.  I’m trying to finish the last of our spring plant orders and am trying to keep up with special events preparations (particularly our Spring Plant Sale in May).  Our volunteers included Steve E. and Urban out in the gardens; mulching and pruning respectively.  Maury was in to run errands and we also saw a couple of others today.

boxwoods (Buxus ‘Green Velvet’) in the formal gardens

Siberian cypress (Microbiota decussata) – woody shrub

fern & moss garden

south entrance to the Japanese garden

snowdrops (Galanthus sp.)

winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)

daffodils (Narcissus) above

crocus (Crocus sp.)