|Finally, Boxing Day 2012 had a late delivery of snow.|
Toronto gardeners got a late gift yesterday – a nice, deep blanket of snow! Whenever you’re shovelling it off your walks, don’t push it into the street. Pile it onto your garden!
As long as it doesn’t contain salts, that snow contains just what your garden needs right now – winter insulation and moisture.
The thick layer that the city’s outlying regions often enjoy – the one that Toronto often lacks during the dead of winter – helps gardeners in cooler areas cheat zone limits. That’s because plants cuddling up under a snow duvet stand a better chance of surviving super-cold dips in the weather – especially when it comes with chilling and drying winds.
You can even cut the boughs off your Christmas tree and lay them on the ground to capture the blowing snow and hold it in place.
So embrace your inner snowman. Are you ready to cultivate a snow garden this winter?