Tuesday, April 10, 2007

April Snowstorms, Mother Nature and the Easter Bunny

Mother Nature likes to throw us a curve every now and then, doesn't she? We are currently under a winter storm warning with up to 8 inches of heavy wet snow expected. What a kick in the pants. I would take some pictures of my garden, but I don't think anyone wants to see piles of green mush, I wonder if all the perennials that were up and are now frozen will come back this year, will they bloom? I guess we will all find out.

The Easter Bunny visited us this past weekend, she brought Quasi and Erin each a yellow squeaky toy, Callie Cat and Jon Pickles were left cat nip mice, that is Easter Bunny is quite alright :).


A wildlife gardener said...

I think the snow will act like a blanket over all your plants...hope so, anyway!

Sally said...

No WG, it won't help. It will certainly stop the Surprise Lilly from blooming (that's the only day lilly I have) and I'm not certain about the peonies. Right now I'm worried about the crabapple tree. And its snowing - hard. We're supposed to get 8-12 inches before its done. This is getting really depressing.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

If it were just the snow cover it wouldn't hurt the plants but we had weather in the 30s and 40s in March, all the perennials were up about 8 - 10 inches and then we got serveral days of temps in the teens with wind chills in the below zero range, all the perennials are now frozen, I have not experienced this in my 30 some years of gardening so I don't know what to expect. It was the really warm early temps that caused the problem, confusing all the plants and making them grow too much too soon.

Sally, my surprise lilies were up a good 12 inches and are now mush on the ground :(.

exile61 said...

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog! I see you like lilacs as well. I have got two which have a lot of growing to do in our fairly new garden. I am sorry to hear the weather in the Midwest is so bad. I have lived in the Midwest for 16 yrs and went through some cold winters. Good luck on your perennials and all! Greetings from Germany, Andrea