The Nightmare Before Christmas: Autumn Snowliage in Vermont

The Blue Green Dragon has Her Autumn Fire Cooled by Old Man Winter

Mother Nature had early tricks in mind for Vermont this Halloween, though fortunately, she and her pal, Old Man Winter, kept things light. Autumn snowstorms can be devastating to deciduous trees and shrubs here in New England; especially when the more fragile species are still in full canopy. Two years ago, to the day (October 26-27, 2016), fall foliage held late, and my garden did not escape Winter’s early wrath so easily.  There was heavy, wet snowfall and a great deal of damage. Thankfully, this year’s snowliage was light and for the most part, less Nightmare Before Christmas and more pre-Halloween treat . . .

And the Lovely Scarlet Leaves of this Cornus kousa Catch a Premature Chill

Snow-Dusted Loungers, Shiver out on the Balcony

Taking in the Chilly-Looking, North-Western View

Frozen Leaf-Dance in the Water Bowl. Perhaps it’s Time to Gather in the Pots

And Tuck the Secret Garden in for a Long Winter’s Nap 

Fire and Ice: Cornus kousa in Snow. 


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2 Replies to “The Nightmare Before Christmas: Autumn Snowliage in Vermont”

  1. Michaela

    Thank you, Leslie. November greetings to you! No real damage at all, this time. Just some leaves and grasses faded too soon. Back in 2016, there were many broken tree limbs and a few mangled shrubs. Fortunately —with 2 notable exceptions— the garden has recovered. Lucky! XO

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