... growing and hybridizing all kinds of plants in zone 6b Maryland since the 1980's.

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Since we're practically snowed in today with 18-24" forecast (I think we're over a foot already), it seemed about time I posted these ice pictures from our last winter weather "event".
On the species rose, Rosa fedtschenkoana

On our Yoshino cherry... and check out that tree behind the Norway spruces - it's really straining under the weight of all that ice. It sounded like gunshots out there from all the limbs breaking off everywhere.
On a little grand fir Abies grandis.
And then three general icy landscape pictures I thought were pretty. 

Deer (and ice on bamboo)

Growing a fine crop of Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer) in the garden and this picture serves as a good "before" picture to contrast with the ice covered "after" picture of the bamboo in the second picture. Since there isn't a whole lot of plant activity at the moment, next I'm going to post a bunch of ice pictures from that last storm (which was LOTS of ice).