Our trees were the plants most damaged by this week’s April snow and ice storms. We see the evidence in bits and pieces on the ground all around us – or, if we’ve been unlucky, on top of our cars and fences. Hopefully, not on top of us! Sometimes, fruit trees can have their flower buds nipped – and harvests suffer.
But don’t you fret about your tulips. Flowers designed to come up in the spring usually have inborn protection from sudden reminders of winter.
Looking back at my photos from the last six years, I see we’ve had April snows in three. When it comes to the pains of childbirth and bad weather, our memories tend to be blissfully short. Plants are like that, too.
What was the ice storm like where you live? Tell us your stories.