|Chionodoxa gigantea ‘Alba’|
Little Glory of the Snow, you have no idea what is headed your way.
There is snow headed your way. Oh, joy, you will get to live up to your name, though because you are only three inches high and the weathermen are predicting several inches of snow on Sunday, possibly 6 – 10 inches of snow, we may have to change your name to Crushed by the Snow.
I hope the weatherman are wrong about the snow forecast.
But if they aren’t wrong, we’ll still be okay. We’ll survive the record breaking late snowfall. It is moisture for the garden, after all, and we still remember the record setting drought of last summer that only produced moisture in the form of gardener’s tears, as we watched the garden gasp for rain.
I’d rather have a slow, cool spring than one that set the records for high temperatures, like March of 2012 did. In hindsight, last March was just a precursor of the misery we and our gardens would endure all summer with no rain and record breaking heat.
If a cool March means a cool summer, that’s okay with me. Glory of the Snow will last longer, too, in a cool March.
Unless it is crushed by accumulating snow on Sunday.