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Garden Photo of the Day

Garden Photo of the Day

Beautiful ice in Mary's Minnesota garden

comments (12) January 7th, 2013 in blogs
MichelleGervais Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor
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Photo: Courtesy of Mary Yee

When Mary Yee in Edina, Minnesota, sent me these photos last week, the subject line of her email was "Photos of ice in the garden--yep, it's Minnesota." Minnesota, indeed! I've only been to Minnesota in the summertime (I LOVED IT!), but I've heard that the winters are brutal... At least you have these beautiful sights to tide you over til spring! Mary says, "We are on the cusp of our coldest days in Minnesota as we await the new year. The most beautiful plants in the garden now are the snow-dusted conifers and the bur oaks, whose thick black branches are beautifully outlined in white. That said, the most ornamental objects in the garden right now are not plants but the natural ice sculptures." So true, Mary. Thanks for helping us to see the bright side of winter.

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Comments (12)

Yeddi writes: Thank you for sharing these pictures. I have tried to take photographs of the crystal landscape after ice storms but have found it difficult to capture the beauty. After seeing your pictures I will renew my efforts! Posted: 7:00 pm on January 8th
darylsavage writes: Hey, I can grow these!
Posted: 11:44 pm on January 7th
cwheat000 writes: Your photos are ethereal, Mary. Thank you for posting them. Posted: 9:35 pm on January 7th
MizScarlet writes: Beautiful! Absolutely breathtaking! Thanks so much for sharing these pictures. It's wonderful to experience the beauty of Nature without having to deal with its consequences.

I, too, had trouble accessing the Photo of the Day this time. I waited several hours and returned to the site. Success this time. Thanks
Posted: 5:49 pm on January 7th
KVgarden writes: I've been waiting for those winter scene photos! Thanks Mary.
Posted: 4:45 pm on January 7th
tractor1 writes: pattyspencer: A week or so ago you expressed interest in exchanging email addresses with me, so I posted here that it would be fine for Michelle to send you my email address plus I emailed Michelle giving her permission to send you my email address. To date I have no way of knowing if Michelle sent you my email address as I've not heard from you or Michelle. Posted: 2:40 pm on January 7th
Sheila_Schultz writes: Great images, Mary. I'm so happy they are from your backyard and not mine... well, not at the moment! Posted: 1:39 pm on January 7th
tractor1 writes: Ice n' Snow, winter of 2010

http://i45.tinypic.com/i3wfp3.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/mcrwgn.jpg
You can see this clump birch in the distance in the previous picture, miraculously it sprung back and survived quite well:
http://i47.tinypic.com/jiccih.jpg
Path through the woods:
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http://i45.tinypic.com/f2ri8k.jpg
Posted: 12:13 pm on January 7th
tractor1 writes: Ice can create magnificent sculptures but more often do terrible damage to plants and everything else. Posted: 11:40 am on January 7th
greenthumblonde writes: What a fun post. Nature with a sense of humor.
Posted: 11:10 am on January 7th
meander1 writes: Snow and ice can can create such dramatic transformations in a garden...the most insignificant element can look fascinating when it is dressed in shimmering ice or plumped up by a thick snow. Although I am usually transported to childlike wonder at the magical beauty an ice storm brings, I am also quite content to simply enjoy your pictures, Mary, and not deal with any of the after effects in person. Posted: 8:01 am on January 7th
pattyspencer writes: Seems to be a probelem with the email - saying that there is a problem on tarton's site. I came in through last Friday's email (maybe that's why I'm the first to leave anything?)

Rather that ice stay up North! I still have snow on the ground here in central ohio - so wish we had last years weather. Posted: 7:38 am on January 7th
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