Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thank Goodness I Raked

See how good the garden looks - just shows how marvellous things look after you've raked and cut back and filled 21 refuse bags.  Fortunately I've got about another 21 to go, so just as soon as I'm able to shovel off the rest of the garden, I'll pick up where I left off.

It was 22C yesterday - today it is -2C (or 71F & 28F).  Caught the GO train to town and was enchanted by the gorgeous black and white setting between Oakville and Toronto.  At this time of the year, snows like this seem to pull the colour out of even the evergreens.  And, because the ground is still frozen, so few of the early dogwoods seem to have coloured up.  A very odd, yet beautiful sight.

When I came back home, my eye was caught by this wee bit of colour - the Hamamelis:

Or as I like to call it, the Golden Frosted Desiccated Coconut Plant.  Giving spring-starved Canadians like me, hope that the next season is indeed on its way.


CanadianGardenJoy said...

Barbara girl I came over here to add to your comment about the adult snow cones with Grand Marnier .. I actually have some that is intended for a trifle I promised friends I would make as they have a peek at our modest renovations over the winter. But hey .. I think snow cones are perfect too! LOL
I saw FAT snow flakes fall rather gracefully here in Kingston ... I haven't even started garden clean up yet and I'm having mini heart attacks over it all ... but some how seeing the snow strip tease slowed me down again .. will this ever end ?
Love the pictures and the that poor yellow desiccated tree! LOL
Joy : )

Kim and Victoria said...

Oh geez. So sorry. More snow. Good luck. We're having a normal spring here. I can't even think of anything inspiring to say. Chin up?

Gail said...

Wow, The witch hazel looks beautiful with the white cap! What's going on in your garden now? gail