Monday, December 20, 2010

Chapter 18 Warm Blanket of Snow

Iris are snug in their bed for a long winters nap

Mother nature dumped about 19 inches of snow on our neighborhood recently and the accumulation has created a perfect 'feather blanket' to cover my iris bed. This blanket should last quite sometime; with no real warming expected for the near future.

I was thinking of how the 'blanket' metaphor really works because the snow insulates the iris roots from the cold air temperature. It would be informative to have a thermometer in the ground to see how warm it is.

I also have tree seedlings, Rose of Sharon seedlings, Chrysanthemums, Hosta and Blanket flowers in this garden bed. It is so easy to take for granted how Mother Nature takes care of her business; whether we are aware of it or not. See you by the fireplace.


Ken Burdzinski said...

We had another two inches yesterday (Mar 30th)in our yard. I hope it's the last snow of the season although the weather forcast looks cool for the near future. I can't wait for the spring rains to clean up the dirt from winter and get some green into the lawn.

Dennis James Deegan CTM said...

I'm with you Ken, so ready for Spring. Maybe this will be our last snow. April showers bring May flowers.