Six on Saturday – 23-02-2019 – Still Winter

While all you folks in Europe are shouting about Crocus, daff and Viburnum blooms, we’re still buried in snow and ice. Not really complaining.  Just….starting to build anticipation maybe…  Anyway, here are a quick and late Six from today’s garden.  If you want colour and flowers, check out all the inks at The Propagator’s site!

Sedum spectabile flower stalks sticking up through the snow
1 – Sedum spectabile still covered…
Small cedar in the snow with yellow tinged foliage
2 – Thuja occidentalis ‘Rheingold’ peeking out.  I saw a bunch of these at a trade show in January.  They stay short, grow slowly, and aside from the interesting yellow colour (noticed mainly in summer), this is quite an unremarkable evergreen. 
Closeup of Forsythia flower buds starting to swell
3 – A sign of things to come…I’m pretty sure these Forsythia buds are fattening up…may be snow blindness though…
Picture of red Muskoka chairs in the snow
4 – still waiting…
Picture of seed packets
5 – Where I spent this morning – at the seed swap table at Seedy Saturday in Picton.ย  (I wrote about the ebent last year, here.)ย  My contribution – a whack of Lupine seeds – was quickly snatched up and I scored a few things as well.
Yellow Labrador retriever, Shileau, standing in the snow
6 – Shileau in the backyard.  Sirry the photo is so fuzzy!


  1. I love sedum. I’ve never seen it in snow. Or looking like that. (I’m in Cali, it blooms all year.) It actually looks really cool in the snow like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Wow! That’s a lot of snow! This time last year we too had snow. This year it couldn’t be more different. Enjoy leafing through your packets of seed!

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  3. These wooden chairs are beautiful. Even in the snow it would be a good time to rest here.
    The rutabagas are old vegetables that are still found and grow here, they come back “in fashion” because we had forgotten them. They were eaten too much during WW2, like Jerusalem artichokes

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  4. The last bit of snow is visible on the very top of Mount Hamilton off in the distance. When I was a kid, the snow there made me wonder what snow must be like. I do not think it would be much fun to live with like others do, but it sure looks compelling in pictures.

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      1. When it snowed here in February of 1976, we were TERRIFIED! As the sun started to come up, it was unusually bright outside the windows. When we looked outside and saw everything was all white, we screamed for our parents, who explained what it was. That did not help much. We thought it was going to bury everything. When we went out to investigate it more directly, we found that it was wet and very cold. Well, that did not help much either. By the time we realized how interesting it was, it was already melting. It got more than half an inch deep! It could have been disastrous!

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      2. Okay, so it is funny ‘now’. As terrifying as it was, it is what made me want to go see it on top of Mount Hamilton afterward. It was at a safe distance there, where it could not bury my World. I still sort of wonder what annual snow must be like. I spent some time with it in Oklahoma, and was not so impressed. It really was as wet and cold as I remembered it to be, and got muddy after it did not melt after a few days. I will get back to snow someday.


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