Garden Photo of the Day

Snow on Flowers

An early snowfall with beautiful results

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!

purple cosmosA 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 SusanBrown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba, Zones 4–8)

rose bud covered in snowMany 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.

rudbeckiaAnother 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.

white daisyA beautiful daisy getting in on the snowy action.


Have a garden you’d like to share?

Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit!

To submit, send 5-10 photos to [email protected] along with some information about the plants in the pictures and where you took the photos. We’d love to hear where you are located, how long you’ve been gardening, successes you are proud of, failures you learned from, hopes for the future, favorite plants, or funny stories from your garden.

If you want to send photos in separate emails to the GPOD email box that is just fine.

Have a mobile phone? Tag your photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #FineGardening!

You don’t have to be a professional garden photographer – check out our garden photography tips!

Do you receive the GPOD by email yet? Sign up here.

View Comments


  1. Carolyn3134 11/10/2020

    Lovely! Thank you for sharing this rare treat!

  2. sohappygardening 11/10/2020

    So pretty. Our gardens just keep on giving. A nice share. Thank you

  3. Rebeccazone7 11/10/2020

    Having been born and raised along the snow filled winters of Lake Erie, I must admit I do miss the snow. Last year, in NJ, we had none. Your pictures are lovely and remind me that cosmos is back on my list for next year.

  4. User avater
    treasuresmom 11/10/2020

    Great pics!

  5. User avater
    cynthia2020 11/10/2020

    Adrienne - thank you for those unexpected photos of snow on petals, sepals, etc!

  6. User avater
    bdowen 11/10/2020

    My favorite is the rose bud with snow petals around it. Thank you for sharing the strange beauty of snow in a still blooming garden.

  7. User avater
    simplesue 11/10/2020

    Oooooh the Rose looks like something out of Snow White or some kind of fairy tale with that snow around the bud!

    Beautiful garden observations caught on camera!

  8. stewpot 11/10/2020

    Wonderful photos and flowers! thx, suz

  9. User avater
    pattyeckels 11/10/2020

    Very nice! I liked the rose bud the best too. Thank you.

  10. Maggieat11 11/10/2020

    Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed your photos!

  11. darylsavage 11/19/2020

    Lovely. Anyone know where Meander went? She is right as rain here usually.

  12. user-5117752 11/21/2020

    Simply marvelous photos!!! I've already started counting the months till spring. Just keeping my fingers crossed that we have a mild winter here in Western North Carolina.

  13. Ortiz_Carrier 03/14/2022

    Out West coffee is small-batch roasted to maximize flavor: Loring Smart Roasters are the most efficient roasting equipment in the industry. The coffee roasting process used is 80% more efficient and generates 80% less toxic emissions than traditional roasters. Exceptionally precise roasting of the beans ensures the quality of the coffee produced. Our outwestcoffee is packaged by hand.

    pure coffee beans in wellington

Log in or create an account to post a comment.

Related Articles

The Latest