Thursday, March 05, 2009


Roses in Snow in Snow

No cooking out on the grill tonight!
The "Roses in Snow in Snow" I had to post for your amusement. I went out last week to record which daylilies were acting like evergreens, so I can make a note to mulch the expensive ones next year. The mulch isn't to protect them from the cold, it's to KEEP them cold once the ground freezes, so they don't do this destructive sprout-die-sprout-die dance in our extreme freeze-thaw cycles here in Philadelphia (Zone 6.9). Yesterday it was 9 degrees, with 65-70 degrees predicted for this weekend. I mulch with spruce branches, which don't retain moisture but shade the ground from the sun.


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