Frost update

So, I took the proverbial walk of death yesterday morning checking on all of the plants and what has happened to them since the snow. It fell overnight from Sunday to Monday. I finally realized that the rain gauge which showed 6+ inches was holding everything from Thursday at 9 a.m. until Monday around 2 p.m. No wonder! We were sure that everything had died because of the cold. The only thing that I found to be mostly frozen were the little potato plants. I guess we learned our lesson there too. We just can’t put in a garden around here until it is really ready.

Here is what I found.

Strawberries are blooming, even if out of place.

Strawberries are blooming, even if out of place.

Fern peony ready to open. The petals are so soft.

Fern peony ready to open. The petals are so soft.

rhubarb growing slowly because of the cold.

rhubarb growing slowly because of the cold.

Even the hosta is still coming up.

Even the hosta is still coming up.

Trees across the dike. I took these pictures after lots of melting. I wanted to get that snow on the north side.

Trees across the dike. I took these pictures after lots of melting. I wanted to get that snow on the north side.

another angle

another angle

Columbine through the snow at Glenda's house on Monday.

Columbine through the snow at Glenda’s house on Monday.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. christinelaennec
    May 17, 2015 @ 16:39:25

    Golly, that must have been some snowstorm, to judge from the trees! Your plants looks like they are stalwarts. I hope the tatties will revive.

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  2. donna213
    May 14, 2015 @ 23:35:45

    They threatened frost here too, but all my tender plants were covered and containers garaged. I knew it was too early for planting tender plants, but figured I would be lucky and was. Too bad you had loss.

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  3. atkokosplace
    May 14, 2015 @ 22:19:47

    It’s official, I’m not going to complain about our long winter! I’m glad there’s still life in your plants! 🙂

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  4. Glenda Zimmerman
    May 14, 2015 @ 10:53:27

    Your plants look good! Will the potatoes come back?

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