I thought I'd share some pictures of what the garden looks like this week, starting with this shot taken at midnight during a blizzard from the back of our lot.
This tree looks so heavy!
Our willows were scheduled to be trimmed by the energy company this fall, and they never came. Now, you can see the weight of snow and ice has left the branches lying on the cables. Scary stuff.
This was the view from my bedrom window when I woke up after a heavy storm.
A spot in the garden where the neighbor's bush that normally stands erect has lumped over into our yard.
So, while I'm inside, I am finding ways to "garden." I have put florescent lights in my basement to overwinter my evergrowing collection of tropical plants. Normally, they are all in my windows, but this year I decided to avoid the clutter, and pile them where I can't see them. So far, the elephant ears, red banana, hibiscus, and poor man's orchid seem to love the artificial light and cool temps.
Meanwhile up in the living part of our home I have a few plants, including jasmine, begonia, rosemary and some bulbs. My favorite part of forcing paperwhite bulbs in the house at Christmastime is the inevitable shock I experience, "Oh my goodness, they smell soooo good!" As if each batch is stronger than last year, intensifying with age? The blooms are simply potent. And beautiful.