Snow Hats

The five or eight centimetres of snow we received earlier this week is quickly melting, with rain predicted to fall all day tomorrow. But yesterday the yard was quite pretty.

Stock (Matthiola incana) has proven extremely hardy – the leaves are droopy but not dead after a month of overnight sub-zero temperatures, and the flowers are still…pink.
Strawflowers (Xerochrysum bracteatum) continue to amaze me. Even after their leaves are crinkled and brown, and the flowers far from pristine – the petals have continued to open and close each morning (when there’s sun) and each evening.
Teasel (Dipsacus) has the perfect thistle-like seedhead to capture snow. This reminds me of a toque pulled tightly in winter…


  1. Lovely photos… looks very similar here right now! We have had snow on and off for the last two weeks, with milder days in between. It was melting today, but more is forecast. The teasel is pretty, but hope they don’t spread in your garden too much! 😉

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      1. Wow! Amazing! Thanks for that link Chris.I have noticed how well they collect water when I weeded them out of my last garden, but carnivorous plants have always called to mind tropical climates…. 😃

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