Above: frozen leaves still on the Mountain Ash tree in the back shade garden.
I've been meaning to post to tell you that I'm so busy that I don't have much time to post these days... so here I am! When I said "snowed under" I was really thinking about how busy my job is at this time of year, but of course, it applies to the garden as well.
I don't mind the snow, really (the literal stuff!) Although getting it so early was not optimal for the garden as trees and shrubs didn't have time to fully go into dormancy. We got hit with sudden snow and extended cold temperatures in mid-October, so that the leaves still have not fallen from the trees and woody plants. Fortunately, this is a great excuse for not having done any fall clean-up in the yard!!
Above: frozen honeysuckle vine leaves on the new blue arch to England (the veggie garden).
Above: deschampsia cespitosa (tufted hair grass) and physocarpus (ninebark) 'Coppertina' in the front Welcome Garden.
PS. Even when I am busy and the blog is quiet, I still manage to stay fairly active on my Calgary Garden Coach facebook page - check me out there!