I’m Adrienne Demmer from Madison, Wisconsin. We just got our first snow, and while I am used to seeing snow on fall leaves, it’s more remarkable to me to see it on flowers in bloom. Winters are hard for me, as I miss seeing flowers, but frost and bloom can sometimes come together to make beauty!
A cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus, annual) lightly dusted with snow. Cosmos usually collapse at the first frost, so it is unusual to seem them wearing a snowy blanket.
Brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba, Zones 4–8)
Many roses can keep growing and blooming after the first few dips below freezing, so this bud might even still manage to open and give a few more summery moments before winter sets in.
Another rudbeckia (looks like Rudbeckia fulgida, Zones 3–9) in a snowy coat. Many perennials native to the interior of North America are well adapted to sudden temperature changes and can handle the odd out-of-season snowfall with grace.
A beautiful daisy getting in on the snowy action.
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