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Snowflakes on Palm Trees

This gardener keeps moving south, but the snow keeps following!

Patty Eckels shared some images of her snowy gardens over the years.

These first pictures are from the house when we lived in Maryland in 2003. This was after a big heavy snow in December.

You can barely see a lighted Christmas tree in this picture. Behind it, all drooped over from the heavy snow, was bamboo. The bamboo was 15-20 feet tall. When the snow melted, it stood back up and was still green.

These Adirondack chairs are wonderfully comfortable and inviting in warmer times of the year! They do look beautiful surrounded by snow.

The snow lining every twig of trees makes a picture-perfect winter scene.

We decided to move to Charleston, South Carolina, in 2007, where it was nice and warm. And then in 2010 I had snow-covered palm trees in my backyard! This was the first snow we had here in the South, and I didn’t like it. Then last year it snowed again and lasted for four days. I think I’ll have to move farther south!


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    meander_michaele 12/19/2018

    You do have an eye for capturing pretty snow snow scenes even though you're not a fan of the white stuff. The scene in front of the pond is particularly picturesque. Was the four day long lasting snow in Charleston one for the known record books?

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      pattyeckels 12/19/2018

      Yes it was! Usually by noon, the snow (or ice we had one year) is melted by noon. It stayed so cold for so long last year, it couldn't melt. We were at a stand still...almost like hurricane weather! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

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    treasuresmom 12/19/2018

    Gorgeous pics!

  3. cheryl_c 12/19/2018

    This year snow came earlier and heavier for us, and it looks like for the whole east coast! The little kid in me still gets excited when it snows, and now that we're in retirement, we don't HAVE to get out, so we can do as you do- take pictures and enjoy the beauty of it. Thanks for sharing your snow pictures!

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      pattyeckels 12/19/2018

      I would love to see more pictures of gardens (or whatever) during the winter months.

  4. btucker9675 12/19/2018

    Prior to moving to NC, we lived in northern NJ for many years. I love the snow and dream about it during the hot summers here... Thank you for these beautiful scenes. Fortunately, I had made videos of some of the beautiful snow falls when we lived in Franklin Lakes, NJ, and can view them when I need a little pick me up.
    Merry Christmas to all, and a New Year filled with Happy Gardening!

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