Winter in the North: Great Pictures

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Winter in the North

By 4susiesjoy
February 17, 2015

I've always had a chuckle when I've seen articles in garden magazines that talk about planting for winter interest. Here in zone 3, everything usually has frozen before the middle of October and is covered with snow shortly afterward. But then I started looking around.

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Name: Leon
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TBGDN
Feb 16, 2015 6:17 PM CST
Enjoyed this very much, especially the pictures. Thumbs up
Lux Umbra Dei
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jmorth
Feb 16, 2015 6:24 PM CST
A winter wonderland indeed!
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Feb 16, 2015 7:08 PM CST
I agree with everything that's been said! Thumbs up
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Feb 16, 2015 7:14 PM CST
Beautiful!
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Feb 16, 2015 7:33 PM CST
Fantastic scenery, Sue!

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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 16, 2015 11:05 PM CST
I espescially enjoyed the sunrise!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 17, 2015 4:46 AM CST
Great article. Snow on everything really levels the playing field to interesting shapes and textures.
Great job.
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Feb 17, 2015 5:29 AM CST
Thanks so much for the nice comments, thumbs and acorns! I tried to get a picture of the sparkles on the snow and the hoar frost when the sun hits them, but my camera wouldn't pick them up. That is when it really becomes a winter wonderland.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 17, 2015 11:20 AM CST
Absolutely stunning! Photos like this almost make me wish I could spend @ a month in the north enjoying that lovely, snowy scenery!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Feb 17, 2015 5:00 PM CST
Linda it's a beautiful place to live but looking at some of your plants and your weather about this time of year, I do get some zone envy! Hilarious!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 17, 2015 5:14 PM CST
It was 74º here today but the front is moving through and we've been getting some good rain. Our highs for the next three days will be low to mid 50's with lows to be predicted at 35º tomorrow night, 32º Thursday night but then back up to the low to mid 70's daytime and 50's nighttime ... no snow and ice. Green Grin!
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Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Feb 18, 2015 7:59 AM CST
Linda, we were -23 below when I got up this morning, with temperatures not even suppose to get above zero today. Brrrrr! So your green grin is definitely appropriate and my zone envy is very pronounced today. Whistling Hilarious!

Thanks again everyone for the nice comments, thumbs, and acorns! Your appreciation of the beauty of my winter wonderland will remind me that even though I'm not to excited to go out in it today as it is so cold, it is a beautiful place to live. Smiling

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