Let it be known...I like snow! And I actually like winter, too. But after 4 months of getting snow dumped by the foot-full, with ice and rain soaking in, then single digit temps freezing it all into a 3/4 acre ice cube, I've had enough. Mother Nature can you hear me?? I've HAD ENOUGH!!
This is the image welcoming me home as of yesterday:
I wasted my time trying to dig out that poor little ragged Goldthread False Cypress, whose main branch is close to snapping in half. I am weeping for my plants, cringing to think of what sort of bending, twisting and breaking is going on under all of that ice. There are 3 more shrubs under that massive tundra. Maybe if the snow subsides, I'll see them by the time Easter rolls around.
The only thing worse than being suffocated under all the weight of the snow and ice is the flooding and potential root rot that will set in. Sigh.
I think I'll go read my copy of Carol Stockers "New England Gardening Almanac" and try and get psyched up for March's gardening chores, and hope that I can see the ground by then.