The aim was to see how my plants were wintering there and to clear the paths.
Having arrived at the garden I could barely open the gate from behind the snow. It was nice outlook on the garden in wintertime, apple tree branches, pines, lonicera, tuyas - all plants were covered with snow.
It turned out that the snow was not heavy, but fluffy and light. It rustled under my feet. Love this sound!
I cleared the snow on the patio and swept a little, this reminded me summer days :-) Small round tuyas were completely covered with snow.
Rhododendrons wintered well too, their flower buds were clearly visible through snow lying on their leaves. I like the evergreen rhododendron varieties bred in Finland, they are totally suitable to our climate.
My raised beds were under the snow as well. I usually grow greens, carrots and onions on these raised beds and my back is OK when I weed them. I hadn't cleared snow there, since the soil will be wet and ready for sowing next spring. In the distance you see snow nicely stuck on the uneven fence at the background.
Here is a small red currant bush planted last fall. The young plum tree grows near it. I found they to be quite warm under the snow but added more snow with my shovel.
Then I cleaned the paths in the front garden, around the potentilla 'Abbotswood' bushes that were partly covered with snow. These plants are very hardy and overwintering well.
The days are still short in February, I had my sandwiches with a cup of tea and gone to the city.
What are your duties in your garden in February?