Yesterday we had snow, then rain, then ice and then snow again. When I woke this morning it was a frigid 26 degrees.
You’d think I’d be used to spring snow. I’ve lived in southern New England all my life where the weather is anything but predictable.
Every time Jack Frost lays waste to the landscape I’m surprised. Yesterday Jack was having an exceedingly bad day.
While the pictures below show plants at their worst I assure you they’ll be fine. In a few day they’ll look as good as when it was in the sixties last week.
What’s the weather like where you live?
This morning as I waited for the school bus I noticed my daffodils emerging. It’s been a mild fall and they’re just poking through the soil.
Plants set bud in the fall so they’re ready to go when the warm weather arrives.
Don’t think your plants are the only thing growing in the garden. There’s a class of weeds called winter annuals that germinate in the fall. Now is a great time to pull them.
If the weather stays mild take advantage and do some weeding. It’ll make a huge difference in the spring.
Last Monday, November 16th I was cutting back perennials in Trumbull, Connecticut in USDA Hardiness Zone 6b. I noticed a couple of beautiful late season blooming flowers.
We’ve already had several hard frosts. Most of the leaves have fallen off the trees and been cleaned up.
Late Season Blooming Flowers
I first noticed a grouping of Honorine Jobert Windflower (Anemone × hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’) flowers glistening in a sunbeam.
A little farther away a Fairy Rose (Rosa ‘The Fairy) was strutting its stuff.
Here’s a picture from a distance.
I admit late season blooming flowers don’t compare to mid-summer. In the cold and gloomy days of late fall I’ll take whatever I can get.