Friday, January 13, 2017

My Garden in Mid-January


This is a Christmas week and I want to share my wintry garden photos with you. My garden is quiet, all perennial plants are asleep under a snow blanket. The weather is enough cold and frosty -7 C or 20 F . I'm glad that finally snow has fallen and covered the plants because frost without snow is very dangerous for them.


Evergreens always please me, especially tujas and pines. Their long green needles shine in sun rays and smell awesome. Snow lies on big and wide rhododendron's leaves and its buds are bathing in sun rays as well.


Of course I shoveled paths and my favorite patio. As always I threw up some snow to the roots of clematis, spring bulbs, pond ice.


The January day is short, sun is going away very fast and I decided to drink a cup of tea with hot sandwich heated in a microwave.


The last, long and low sun rays lighted snowy lawn and pine trunks. I was glad to visit my garden on Christmas week because I was very busy before the coming of New year. 
The nature's quietness gives special mood in our busy and unpredictable life.

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  1. It is good that the garden is covered with a snow feather-blanket. It protects and decorates. Regards.

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  2. There is beauty in snow covered trees and trellis. All enhanced with the winter sun and blue sky. It seems a miracle that flowering plants and bulbs survive such cold temperatures to bring delight and colour in the Spring. The rhododendrons are tough! Hot sandwich and tea would be good!

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    1. I agree, Betty it seems a miracle that after such frost plants start to grow and to flower.
      Thanks and have a nice weekend!

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  3. Some areasof the UK woke up to snow this morning but in our area we have just had what amounts to an icing sugar dusting that quickly melted away.

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    1. Your climate is more milder than here, Sue. And your plants begin to sprout early because you had no snow and frost.

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    2. One advantage of being an island and having the Gulf Stream,

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    3. When the wind is SW or W we call it 'from Golf stream!

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  4. Conifers and rhododendrons give lovingly of color to the garden in winter;-) Have a nice weekend

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    1. Yes, they do. Have a nice weekend too, Anne!

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  5. Your beautiful snow-covered garden does give a sense of peace. I'm glad you were able to enjoy it this week and share it with us. Keep warm.

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    1. I do keep warm, Peter. Especially when working in the garden you have to wear warm clothes.

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  6. Oh, these snow pictures! I my region not often seen. You are right, it is more quiet with a snow cover in the garden. Enjoy it! Groetjes Hetty

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  7. Hello Nadezda girl ! Happy New Year ! Thanks for stopping by my blog : )
    I am envious of your snow cover on the garden .. we actually had rain which washed the snow away and now we are back to colder temps it has no protective cover .. darn !
    Your pictures are so pretty ! .. the different values of light in the garden and on the ever greens is beautiful !
    We have a long way to go yet until any hint of Spring but I have lots to do so I better concentrate on that.
    Best Wishes for the New Year !
    Take care
    Joy : )

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    1. Glad you liked my photos Joy, I wanted to show sun rays and snow in my garden.
      Have a lovely weekend!

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  8. Ihanat kuvat valon ja varjon muodostamine leikkeineen.

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    1. Yes, light and shadow in winter garden. Thank you, kiitos!

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  9. Mucha nieve tenéis amiga. Está todo precioso!!
    Por aquí este año ha caido muy poca, la estación de esqui, está cerrada, dicen qie la próxima semana si nevará.
    Buen fin de semana Nadezda.
    Besos.

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    1. Quien sabe puede ser que nevará. Pero me gusta mas el calor y primavera, Laura.
      Besos!

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  10. Hello Nadezda, it looks so beautiful! The snow is so soft and warm... plus you have been able to enjoy some sunshine. Here it's all cloudy. :)
    I have learnt to love the evergreens recently. For example, birches and rowans have been always my favourite trees, but now I like pines and spruces more and more. Thujas are a little bit difficult here, I have one in a pot, moved indoors for the winter.
    Have a happy weekend!

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    1. I have no problem with tuja, Sara. It's 'Western' tuja variety and is hardy up to -30 C. If you have frost stronger so this variety doesn't suit you. I planted all my pines from little ones and made niwaki (bonsai), so they aren't too tall. The last photo is of the 10 years old pine.

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  11. Very beautiful garden! The snow is good decoration now :)

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  12. Nadezda, how cold it all looks! But beautiful too. I love the way you tend your garden even in winter, like a mother making sure her babies are tucked up at night.

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    1. It's true Juliet, I am always worry about my plants especially in frosty weather without snow. And am upset looking at killed plants in spring. We gardeners are their 'parents' in the garden.

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  13. Oh you are lucky Nadezda, to have some snow in your garden! We have very little, thaw every other day. Rhododendrons always look so exotic in winter garden, make me thinkg how they are able to survive all that frost!

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    1. Tistou, all my rhododendrons are bred in Finnish arboretum Mustila and are hardy up to -35 C. I have no problem with them because we have no such frost here (I think you too in your place)

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  14. Hello Dear Nadezda!
    Your garden looks beautiful.
    Nadezda, you're very lucky. You can daily be in the Hermitage.

    Kisses.
    Cordial greetings.
    Lucja

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    1. Lucja, Hermitage is a great museum with very rich collection of art. Unfortunately we all are so busy in our daily life and have a bit of free time to go there. But I do really go and will see such interesting watercolors!

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  15. Great photos of your beautiful garden, Nadezda !!
    Greetings

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  16. Love that last pine photo. It's nice to have evergreens to add a little life in the winter.

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    1. You're very right, Larry. When all around is white or grey evergreens look nice.

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  17. Everything looks beautiful! I've missed your garden. :o) I wish we had all that snow!

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    1. Tammy, who knows maybe one day you will see your garden in white too.

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  18. Bom dia, as fotos mostram da perfeição as plantas resistentes ao muito frio.
    AG

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    1. Si, Antonio, las plantas se resisten al frio, gracias.

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  19. Hi Nadezda. Happy New Year! Your garden looks so beautiful covered in a blanket of white snow. The photos are amazing!

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    1. Glad you liked my winter photos, Lee!

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  20. Look at all that snow! Ours has all melted for now - very unusual.

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    1. I'm sure Jason your garden season will start very soon!

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  21. The garden is a quiet place in the middle of the winter white. :-)

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