My husband and I were watching the news which, in Central Ohio, is all about the snow, and he remarked, “I bet if people in Oswego, NY were watching this it would be like comedy to them.” That is right… the big news story here in Ohio is that we have some snow. I’m watching it come down as I write this. While it is supposed to be quite a mess compared to what we are used to, it cannot compete with the…what is it? TWELVE feet in NY? yikees.
Anyway, I have plenty of snow cover now, not that that prevented the earlier damage from the naked exposure to single digit temperatures earlier, a few weeks ago. Usually when things get that cold I lose a good deal of my lavender hedge. Lavender just doesn’t take those exposed frigid conditions kindly (remember the hardiness zone advice!). The lovely thing about lavender is that I can start a new little hedge with cuttings from whatever makes it through this winter.
I personally like the snow, but then I don’t have to make a lot of concessions to the bad road conditions. Today there is supposed to be a midday change to wet snow, sleet, and ice. Now, that is not good news for evergreens. The heavy weight of that type of snow can break the branches. A hardier soul would dutifully go out and brush that snow off the bushes, etc. I will probably not do that.
February has turned out to be the depth of winter this year, rather than the turning point towards spring. Yet.. I remember that old folk tale of the groundhog’s shadow, and he predicted early spring this year. Maybe I should look at the Farmer’s Almanac, they seem to have gotten the last word in here on the winter cold and snow. Flurries? oops..guess again, FA. The Old Farmers Almanac didn’t get it for this year either. Well, just goes to show, we take each day as it comes …..