This really does seem to be the never ending winter. I walked outside today in the snow yet again. Up at the cottage in northern Michigan the cold and snow is still in full force. I'm longing for my garden up there and for winter to be over. Thought I'd share some winter garden pictures and the garden that I hope survived this winter.
You can see the top of my garden bench sticking out, it is buried in about 3 feet of snow pack. That is not even drifted snow, just a solid blanket.
This is what I hope to restore the garden to this summer.
|Winter vs. Summer|
This was a new part of the garden last year. I added lots of hydrangeas, climbing roses, clematis, petunias, snap dragons and alyssum to name a few.
Here is a winter view of the fire pit. What you can't see the fire pit? Yes it is buried under snow.
I'm hoping to sit back there again soon!
I've been invited to participate in our town's garden walk this summer so I anxious about getting the garden back in shape after this long, long winter. The frost line this winter is about 5 ft down, really extreme even for northern Michigan. I just hope the snow is gone and the ground thawed by Memorial Day, so the official planting season can begin!
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