Snow is beautiful, especially when you don’t have to shovel it

Today’s GPOD comes from Sandy Shumacher:
I’m from Bismarck, ND, supposedly Zone 4A.  I dispute that after 45 years of the demise of several Zone 4 plants.  This is my first contribution to what appears to be quite a comradery among GPODers.  I’m hoping we do have a white Christmas since all of our previous snow has melted due to nice weather.  Therefore, I thought I’d share pictures from my backyard from last year at this time.

The snow is so heavy on the Hetzi juniper it is arched over the gate mimicking its shape,

Back: Ure pear, Tolleson’s Blue Weeping juniper, a native Rocky Mt. juniper planted by the birds which I moved to this spot, Norway spruce.
Front: Bourbon clematis, Russian sage behind Blanc Double de Coubert rose, Weeping Colorado Blue spruce, Filiformis arborvitae, Weeping Norway spruce.

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