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Let’s hope for a thick blanket of snow over the garden this winter. A snow-covered garden is best for plants. Ice is better left for the rink or your drink. Covered Garden, Trees, Snow, Plants, Beauty, Tree Structure, Plant, Beauty Illustration, Wood

The beauty and burden of snow

Let’s hope for a thick blanket of snow over the garden this winter. A snow-covered garden is best for plants. Ice is better left for the rink or your drink.

Beautiful Cornelian cherry Cherry Blooms, Yellow Flowers, Trees, Garden, How To Make, Beautiful, Garten, Tree Structure, Lawn And Garden

Beautiful Cornelian cherry

Cornelian cherry blooms early with short-stalked umbels of yellow flowers breaking from bare wood. Cornelian cherry flowers have a heavy honey scent if you stick your nose on them (but it doesn’t seem to travel in the air), and the yellow colour is similar to forsythia.

Eastern Redbud Tree (Cercis canadensis) - Healthy Bare Root Plant - 2 pack by Growers Solution Spring Flowering Trees, Spring Flowers, Wild Flowers, Blooming Trees, Spring Blooms, Blooming Flowers, Eastern Redbud Tree, Golden Rain Tree, Kalmia Latifolia

Forcing spring branches

When forcing spring branches, use the younger branches of woody plants which usually carry the most flower buds, and appear more round and puffy than the slimmer leaf buds. When forcing spring branches, cut a cross with a sharp knife or secateurs into the bottom inch of each stem to encourage water uptake.

Despite the warming trend, borderline hardy plants in my garden continue to suffer winter damage. The apparent message for gardeners is that global warming hasn’t altered plant hardiness zone designations. Hardy Plants, Global Warming, Vineyard, Trees, How To Make, Outdoor, Green, Display, Outdoors

Global warming and plant hardiness

Despite the warming trend, borderline hardy plants in my garden continue to suffer winter damage. The apparent message for gardeners is that global warming hasn’t altered plant hardiness zone designations.

When there’s a thin blanket of snow on the ground, Judith Adam is grateful for every conifer in her landscape, especially those with long soft needles. Pine Garden, Trees, Landscape, Outdoor, Outdoors, Scenery, Tree Structure, Outdoor Games, The Great Outdoors

Long-needled pines

When there’s a thin blanket of snow on the ground, I’m grateful for every conifer in my landscape, especially those with long soft needles.

Ginko biloba tree: In the fall, all the leaves fall in a couple of hours and it sounds like rain. Ginko Tree, Patterns In Nature, Autumn Leaves, Shrubs, Plant Leaves, Keychain Ideas, Yellow, Lotus Flowers, Plants

My yellow ginkgo tree(s)

When thinking about vivid autumn foliage, I focus on red and orange. But then a reader wrote about her beautiful yellow larch, and that made me turn around and see (hiding in plain sight) my gorgeous yellow ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba, Zone 5). The ginkgo has the best autumn yellow in my garden—a bright and cheery glow that stands out from other faded plants. The ginkgo is a pleasing tree in all seasons, and truth be known, I have two. (You might have guessed that I seldom buy one of…

My favourite, the fern-leaved beech tree Garden Trees, Garden Plants, Leaf Mulch, Beech Tree, Ferns, Green Leaves, Queen, My Favorite Things, Travel

My favourite, the fern-leaved beech tree

The fern-leaved beech is a tree of true elegance, with narrow glossy green leaves that turn burnished bronze in autumn and form the most ideal leaf mulch. In winter the grey bark is similar to the hide of an elephant, and the glossy chestnut brown buds are delicately pointed.