Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Something odd

It's snowing! The euphoria of seeing snow for the first time in 3 years has given way to some foreboding about the massacre of tropical plants. This naturally occurring frozen water took me by surprise, completely unprepared. Even worse (for tropicals), it is sticking around and collecting!

Snow and a cardboard cycad/Zamia furfuracea: probably a bad combo

Soggy tents over the little citrus trees in a new bed. Aww, I hardly knew them.

Instant jungle in the garage, thawing.


Anonymous said...

Hi Muddy Mary....cute name. I actually would like some snow this year. But today, I had my AC on. I live in the foothills of NC and it's not suppose to be this warm. Humid too.

I likE plants! said...

Ewwww, oh boy that would be heartbreaking! I know I'll never be a temperate gardener. I wouldn't want to see that. I hope everything survives!


Annie said...

Yikes! Keep us posted.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Oh no, snow on pink flamingo's just does not look right somehow, let alone on the palms.Sorry and hope it does not hurt the plants too much.

Muddy Mary said...

Flowergardengirl, Well, the AC kicked on day before yesterday, then yesterday, snow. You can see why I was caught unawares. You just can't tell..You could be next!
Eric and Annie, It's strange but I don't think the plants noticed they had snow on them. Everyone seems to be okay.
HHGardener, Agreed about the pink flamingo in the snow. Bit of an eyeburner, huh?

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary -- thanks for the link. I'll include your snowfall on the First Snowfall main page tomorrow!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Hi! I hope your plants aren't totally damaged! But a bit of snow does look so pretty!

Anonymous said...

I thought the snow was beautiful.
I am from NJ and miss it at times.
The fact that it didn't stick made it just the right amount.