by joenesgarden •
Light snow began falling at about 7:45 am on Friday, February 8, but the Blizzard of 2013 didn’t really begin to show its force until later in the day. Watch a Connecticut garden as it is progressively buried by the Blizzard of 2013.
The scene: a wind blown perennial and shrub border along the upper edge of a retaining wall. There is a fence to the left and a pedestal with a sundial on the right. The garden overlooks a lower patio with a pergola. Beyond the fence is a beech tree still holding onto its leaves and other native woodland trees and shrubs.
The shrubs: a holly (Ilex meserveae ‘Blue Maid’), a white lilac (Syringa unknown variety), and two compact Helleri hollies (Ilex crenata ‘Helleri’)
The perennials: still standing are seed heads of Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ and random stalks of phlox, daylilies, and iris.
The progression of photos were taken through a window, sometimes coated with ice.
11:45 am, 2/8/2013
2:15 pm, 2/8/2013. Snow total about 3”.
4:15 pm, 2/8/13. Snow total about 4”.
6:25 pm, 2/8/13. Snow total about 7” and the wind picking up.
7:40 pm, 2/8/13. Snow total about 11” and drifting snow.
By 11:45 pm we had over 13” of snow with deep drifting. The compact holly are buried, the sedum seed heads nearly so.
By first view on Saturday, February 9, the sedum were totally buried and the pedestal base could no longer be seen.
There’s no way to accurately determine exactly how much snow has fallen so far. Snow is more than half way up the 4 foot tall railings on our deck and it’s still snowing.