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Winter in My Wisconsin Garden

By goldfinch4
February 15, 2015

One thing is certain about winter in Wisconsin – it’ll never be the same two years in a row.

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Name: Vicki
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vic
Feb 14, 2015 6:48 PM CST
The photo's are just magical and so beautiful. I love hoar frost.
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ge1836
Feb 15, 2015 5:59 AM CST
Great photos.Interesting images.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 15, 2015 9:11 AM CST
Wonderful photos Chris. My favorite are the hoar frost photos. They fascinate me.
Name: wayne
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wayne
Feb 15, 2015 9:49 AM CST
I love the shot of your blue spruce. Thanks for sharing!
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quietyard
Feb 15, 2015 10:05 AM CST
What a treat to see these beautiful snow photos. Happy reminders of my Michigan childhood. Smiling
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 15, 2015 10:09 AM CST
Thanks all! It certainly is beautiful. Winters can be long and brutal but at least they look magical.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 15, 2015 6:21 PM CST
You have another big storm moving in don't you Chris?
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 16, 2015 3:48 AM CST
Luckily the one coming through today is mostly south of us. We'll probably just get an inch or two out of it.
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 16, 2015 7:43 AM CST
I agree completey with all the above. Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
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4susiesjoy
Feb 16, 2015 7:53 AM CST
Beautiful pictures Chris! I especially like the snow covered contorted tree. Smiling
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 16, 2015 10:02 AM CST
Chris, your winter garden is stunning. All of that snow and ice is foreign to me and I can't imagine enduring snow and ice for five or six month stretches but as I sit here with doors and windows open enjoying our current mild Florida temperatures, I find your Wisconsin scenery very different and so very pretty! I love the Blue Spruce and that shrub covered in ice! The photos of hoar frost are very interesting as well and all of your pictures show the beauty of winter nature. Thanks for sharing the view of your lovely winter garden. Thumbs up
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 16, 2015 11:00 AM CST
Thanks for all the kind comments, thumbs up and acorns. If I could send each of you a few days of winter without damaging your gardens I would love to do so. It really is something everyone should experience at least one in their lives. But since I can't, enjoy all the beautiful warm weather you're having as I have serious zone envy right now!!! Hilarious!



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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 16, 2015 11:53 AM CST
Chris, LOL ... I grew up on the coast of Va. where we did get snow once in awhile in the winter but not a lot. Florida is currently warm (72ºF here in Daytona Beach at the moment) but tomorrow night is supposed to drop to freezing! We have had winter temps drop into the 20's in the past but luckily it doesn't last long when that happens! I always say if it has to be cold we should at least get to experience snow but so far that hasn't happened here in this part of Fla. We did get ice one year awhile back and I made a little ice man and sat him on the brick wall in front of our house ... where it melted within 24 hours. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Feb 16, 2015 12:09 PM CST
Beautiful article, Chris! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 16, 2015 3:01 PM CST
Love the idea of a little iceman Lin! Lovey dubby

Thank you chelle!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 16, 2015 3:08 PM CST
He was so cute .... I wish I still had my pictures but I lost them when my laptop crashed a few years ago.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Feb 16, 2015 5:41 PM CST
You can make winter look so beautiful, Chris! Great article Thumbs up
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Feb 16, 2015 5:43 PM CST
Very well done! The pictures are so timely and artistic! Thumbs up
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 17, 2015 2:10 AM CST
Thank you Vickie and Leon. I was actually surprised I hadn't taken more winter pictures.
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Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Feb 21, 2015 4:58 AM CST
Great pictures and story, I clearly remember that May snow storm, as I had a foal born outside in it that I found that morning. Named him Stormy.
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