That's all we got...a bit of snow. Please, don't misunderstand, I am perfectly happy that we don't get snow like you gardeners north of us do!
But, a bit of snow was all we got...nothing to blanket the Nashville gardens with warm insulation when the arctic blast hit us with a one two punch!
It's a good thing I left all the leaves on the beds. They are blanketing the ground and protecting the plants from January's arctic blasts.
It's a little dance this garden and I do every year. Will the leaves get mulched or not! The first leaves fall and I mulch them and carefully place them on the beds. All at once, there are leaves everywhere; then winter arrives too early bringing rain.
So far, I have never lost a perennial to wet smothering leaves! Or winter freezes.
Each spring the daffodils
poke through the leaf layers and the garden party starts anew.
This fall we'll dance again.
My friends, do you dance with your gardens?