I’d say we got about 12” yesterday, blanketing everything the way snow always does despite 40-50 mph winds.
Weeping larch draping itself over a stone wall yesterday. Rusty-brown branches stand out all winter on this insect and disease deer proof conifer. Always an interesting plant 24/7/12.
Tsuga canadensis ‘Aurea nana’ I bought as a 2” graft in 1987. Ive had it at one house, then another, now this house. How many of you folks have had a tree for 33 years in three different houses? What is the value of this small specimen? Needless to say, it’s a priceless, irreplaceable tree that is just one of the amazing things to look at all year long and especially after a light fluffy snowstorm.
Two weeping Serbian spruce- Picea omorika ‘pendula’ standing proud yesterday. Strictly erect central leader with upswept branches catching the snow like frosting. On non-snow days, the silver-blue needle undersides mix with dark green topsides for a silver-green overall look. An easy to grow deer proof tree for good soil and full sun.
Ok, so weeping Katsura tree is not a conifer, but it’s winter canopy is stunning nonetheless. If the nursery building were not there, it would look even better. Lit from below with five five watt 3,000 kelvin LED low voltage bulbs makes this tree shine at night- leaves or leafless.