This winter has me worried...and excited
Worried because during the summer I finally decided to get a good garden going...but I fear some of my less hardy plants won't be showing up again. At the same time, I am excited to see if they do make it. The plants I'm talking about are variegated acorus gramineus, lilium longiflorum, lewisia cotyledon, and a florists hydrangea. All of these are in protected areas very close to the house. The rest I'm more confident about.
As a precaution, the ones that are exposed, or have little snow cover I shoveled extra snow on them. I heard snow acts as an insulator? At the very least it would help our crazy wind chill (25-35F below zero).
I'm hearing stories everywhere, I hope everyone's gardens are unscathed by spring.