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With Snow On The Ground

We were so happy a couple of weeks ago when Spring officially arrived and the weather acted accordingly.  I even started tomato and chili pepper seedlings in the hope that we may have a longer growing season.  But we were fooled.

We woke up to three inches of snow on the ground this morning.  If it was just snow, it wouldn’t be that bad.  The strong wind, over 30 mph, makes it feel much colder.  Many young leaves got wind burn; the lucky one were buried under the snow.   My face felt numb after only a few minutes outside.  I managed to take some photos before my fingers started to ache and retreated back inside.

Some lucky Daffodils and Iris that are close to the house are still standing

Some lucky Daffodils and Iris that are close to the house are still standing

Half of the Bleeding heart was buried

Half of the Bleeding heart was buried

This Bleeding heart will freeze tonight when the temperature drops below the freezing point

This Bleeding heart will freeze tonight when the temperature drops below the freezing point

Hyacinth

Hyacinth

Frozen grapes, anyone?

Frozen grapes, anyone?

Or a cup of shaved ice? (Just add flavoring)

Or a cup of shaved ice? (Just add flavoring)

I didn’t have a chance to check in the cold frame.  Actually, I didn’t want to open it because the wind would make it much harder to close.  Snow also helps insulate it so opening it will not do the vegetables inside any good.  However the garlic is outside, half covered in snow.

Garlic half buried in snow, but they will survive.

Garlic half buried in snow, but they will survive.

I’ll bring this up later, but I did make a mad dash out to the bee hives to wrap the girls up in warmer covers.