Re: [gardeners] transplanting question

Billie Hinton (
Sat, 28 Oct 2000 10:47:42 -0400

>Billie, it's very interesting that snow actually protects shrubs
>in the wintertime...  Cold weather without snow can be a serious
>problem, and windy weather is very destructive in wintertime,
>because the leaves dry out, and the roots are dormant and cannot
>replenish the moisture.

We don't get much snow - usually enough to cover the ground once a season.
Last year, we had a big snowfall - probably the first time these bushes
have EVER been covered in their lives! :)  I'm getting fuzzy now, but it
was either last year or the year before that we had an ICE storm, and it
was beautiful but scary to see everything coated in a layer of ice. We lost
some branches, but not too many.

Fortunately our winters most of the time are mild - I actually have a few
potted things that just stay out unprotected through the winter, and they
come right back every year.

That about the bushes blooming below the snow line is so interesting - I
guess next time you should get out there and pile snow all the way up over
the top! :)


Billie Hinton