November Snow Arrives!

We had a beautiful layer of snow descend on the gardens overnight as evidenced by the photos in this blog.  Nice shot of snow on a bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) above and a crabapple (Malus sp.) below.  It was a chilly day outside although we did see some sunshine and the snow melted quickly off off pavement and other structures.  Big John, Terry, Larry H., Cindy, Bobby K. and I all had duties associated with the continued set-up of the Holiday Light Show (HLS) which debuts two weeks from today on November 23rd (see our website for details)!  We also saw Maury and Kay F., Vern, Jim H., Urban and Mary Kay today.  Next week should finish off most of our autumn gardening efforts as well as the completion of the HLS and subsequent testing of the show the following week prior to Thanksgiving.  My plant and seed catalogs are piling up (un-perused as of yet…) and after a full day in the snow and cold today, I’m ready to think about a warmer 2019.  However, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to enjoy what a blanket of snow, courtesy of Mother Nature, can do for the garden!

the Japanese garden this morning

this 20′ tall balsam fir (Abies balsamea) will look great at the HLS as well with over 3,000 blue LED lights!

this sunflower sculpture always looks cool with snow!

compact white fir (Abies concolor ‘Compacta’) – woody shrub

colorful leaves of Judd viburnum (Viburnum x juddii) – woody shrub

‘Carsten’s Wintergold’ mugo pine (Pinus mugo) – woody shrub

long lost variety of a colorful crabapple (Malus sp.) – woody tree