More frozen precipitation. This is our fourth round since last week. We have seen it all; freezing rain, freezing drizzle, sleet, and snow. In fact, we had all of those since last night.
It is all very pretty, but I am ready for some warm days so the predominant color of my landscape will be green and not white or brown. I am also ready to dig in the dirt a little. I have a few plants that I want to move around and a few in pots of plants that need to go in the ground.
It is hard to do much gardening when the ground is covered in snow.
It looks like this yucca has been nibbled on by rabbits. I did not think rabbits would eat the tough leaves of yucca.
This is the parkway area between the sidewalk and the street. Bluebonnets are somewhere under that snow. Their blooming may be a little delayed this year because of this late seasons snow. I have a feeling a lot of spring growth will be delayed this year.
In the backyard vegetable garden, onions and garlic are holding their own under the snow. The cold weather is not a problem for them. The garlic was planted in November and the onions in February. In the background are a couple of plastic pots that I placed over the crowns of a couple of asparagus plants that pushed a few spears out of the ground. I picked two spears before the icy weather hit last week.
Somewhere at the base of this trellis are some English pea seedlings. They sprouted the week before last. I covered them with frost cloth before the ice hit last week and have not uncovered them since. I hope they are still alive.
I have three rows of potatoes (marked by sticks) growing planted behind this Pine Muhly. They were planted two weeks ago. The ice and snow will not affect them since they have not sprouted yet.
The sky is clear for the first time in over a week. The warm sun is causing steam to rise off of the fence. Although the temperature will not rise much above freezing today, the radiant heat from the sun should help to melt some of the ice and snow away. Driving to work tomorrow could be tricky since the temperature will dip into the 20s again tonight and any water on the roads will refreeze. The temperature will be in the mid-50s for the weekend. Maybe I can do some gardening if the soil is not too muddy.