Saturday, March 23, 2013

Spring snow, a gardener's friend

Our sunken garden looks very beautiful covered in a glorious blanket of snow. I never mind snow, in fact I love it. My Uncle Elmer always called snow "winter's fertilizer" or "poor man's fertilizer" because it pulls nitrogen down from the atmosphere and deposits it on the soil—especially this late in the snow season (which in this case is early spring!) when the soil has started to soften. Plus a blanket of snow protects the plants from the cold. So that's why I love the snow--it's actually doing some good for the gardens! See more of our winter garden photos here, and read about the history of our sunken garden here.

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