Saturday, November 16, 2013

Gardening in Pennsylvania ~ GBBD November 2013

Our Rose in November snow.
Welcome to my garden in November!

We had a week of snow here in Pennsylvania. One bright morning, I went out for a walk to see the unusual sights that come from having snow this early in the year...


This rose is one of the re-blooming shoots from our climbing rose. It covers the trellis for our upstairs apartment.
Snow on our climbing rose.
The fragrance of a rose in the cold is so very strong! I suppose it is calling to any daring pollinators who might be venturing out on such a day. I enjoy it instead.
Looking down from the steps to the snow covered yucca, shrubs and ornamental pear tree, which is the last one to drop its leaves every year.
The Hill Garden with Echinacea seedheads, bright red Berberis and yellow leaves from the neighbor's maple.
Our front border highlighted with snow.
Perennial Foxglove Digitalis grandiflora by the fence.
Our Driveway Garden with Rose of Sharon and ornamental grass.
Miscanthus sinensis 'Dixieland' dripping with snow.
Lamium maculatum is one plant that flowers 8 months out of the year. More importantly for me, it makes a nice evergreen ground cover under my border plantings.

 Also see our bright Yucca 'Color Guard' covered in snow.

 Thanks to May Dreams for hosting Garden Blogger Bloom Day!

19 comments:

  1. The snow in your garden is beautiful! And that rose is stunning!!!

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    1. Thanks Nicole! It was a fun find in the snowy morning :)
      ~Julie

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  2. Beautiful! I find that I leave all kinds up things up over winter just to see how they will look with a dusting of snow :)

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    1. Thanks Kim! It is a wonderful way to extend your garden interest into the winter months.
      ~Julie

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  3. Snow has brought another dimension to your garden, it looks really beautiful! Your rose is so beautiful too, such a gorgeous colour.

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    1. Thank you Pauline. I hope you are still enjoying some warmer weather in the England!
      ~Julie

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  4. Just wonderful these snowy roses and besides the snow looks great in your garden together with the sunshine.

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    1. Thanks Janneke! It was a magical morning... the light just coming up on the snowy earth. And it did not melt for a few days, as it was very cold here, 22 F (-5 C).
      ~Julie

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  5. Ośnieżony ogród pięknie wygląda, ale roślin mi żal :(
    Snow-covered garden looks beautiful, but the plants feel sorry: (

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    1. Thank you Giga! I do a bit too, but I know that they are enjoying all of the moisture and cool earth for their root growth. I wish I could say the same :)
      ~Julie

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  6. Your garden looks very pretty under its blanket of snow, but it is very early for it to be as cold as this for you. I'm surprised the rose perfume ws so strong in the cold, something to remember.

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    1. Thanks Christina! It not unusual to have a snap of cold weather this month. One year though, I remember it being 11 F (-11C) literally the entire month of November! I am glad it has not been that cold again!
      ~Julie

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  7. Amazing to see snow and we didn't get any...your garden is gorgeous in snow especially that rose.

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    1. Thanks Donna! I guess we were lucky... at least my kids think we were the lucky ones with all of the snow this week :)
      ~Julie

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  8. It always seems like a sign of something special to see Roses in the snow!

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  9. Hard to imagine roses will last long in this but lovely while they last. Indeed everything is beautiful!

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  10. Some lovely photos. Lovely contrast between the rose and the snow. I forget every year how beautiful the snow can be ... from INSIDE the house !

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    1. Amen to that, Jane! I am inside and we are getting 6 inches of snow outside at this moment.

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