Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Wordless Wednesday ... but

Already you know this is not going to be quite "wordless" right ?
I was just going to post this great "small bird" feeder that arrived a few days ago from Vesey..
A January "garden" treat.
But ......
This is just NOT right ... the GWN is NOT white and it has been WARM with rain !
My heucheras, heucherellas and tiarellas usually get through winter fairly well ... but this is ridiculous and if our "bitter" winter weather comes with no snow blanket in place .. things could get more than nasty !
I haven't been able to nail what this ornamental grass exactly is still .. but again .. this new growth ?
It is just NOT right for this time of year !
Zephirine Drouhin against the deck rails , still with all of her leaves and actually GREEN ?
Don't get me wrong .. we would love to have this kind of winter weather but it is not normal and it is a worry .. already we know we are in for a drought season this year because with the lack of good snow cover our ground water is no where near where it should be.
So ................ much for "Wordless Wednesday" !!!


Anonymous said...

We can always pray for lake effect snows. LOL. I think that grass may be a carex. Check if the edges of the leaves are sharp. I am not sure, but it looks like they maybe a little courser too.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Joy, I think the party is over for us, storm warning for tomorrow.


CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hi Donna girl : )
This grass is stumping me .. the structure is like my variegated purple moor grass but it isn't variegated .. eventually I will nail it but for now it is ????
We used to get so much snow from the lake affect thing .. but nothing so far this year !eeekk!

Eileen girl so you were partying?
You naughty girl !! haha
hey I really think you should get that rose .. I am so happy I snagged it this year : )

The Sage Butterfly said...

Love your birdfeeder! I have one similar to it, but it is longer and more narrow. It is fun to watch the birds navigate the wired openings to get to the morsels. Your garden is lovely...even in winter.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear! Your gardens do look good right now though. I posted my stump soon to be container.....

Karen said...

Yep, this weather is scary!

Lona said...

This weather is just not right Joy but I guess we should just enjoy it before it decides to bite us.
I have saw those bird feeders for the smaller birds. You will have to show us how good it works.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Hi Joy, I know what you mean by "not normal"! I am worried about next week when it is supposed to get super cold and we have practically no snow on the garden. Ack! Even a few inches would be a help. Fingers crossed!

Cat said...

I know my mother in law covers her delicate plants with pine needles against the frost up by Yosemite, would that help you?


Looks like a Pacific Northwest winter. I have a sneaking feeling you'll get winter eventually. It's just a little [a lot] slow this year. Fingers crossed that your plants won't suffer any ill effects. Great bird feeder.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Thank you so much Michelle, today we are stuck in ice with weather conditions swinging drastically .. everything is ICED in my garden now .. not great but I got some good pictures !

Darla girl I have to get over and look at your stump ! LOL

Karen I am wondering if you have had the ice storm we are in today ?

Lona girl it is really bad out there today .. it changes so fast!
When that birdfeeder is de-iced I hope to see the smaller birds in it .. for now it is encased in ice and only the squirrels have tried to get in .. haha

Ms S : ) we are in the middle of an ice storm and that is SO not good for my garden . especially the Japanese Maples .. I will be broken hearted if they all die on me .. but there is nothing to be done about the weather eh ?

Hello Cat girl .. actually I do cover my plants with the leaves that fall in the yard .. we rake the path ways in the Fall but for the garden beds I do that .. it has been such an odd "winter" though .. makes me uneasy !

Thanks Gracie girl .. ice storm happening .. I will be posting now with some pictures .. loads of accidents happening .. so glad no one here has to be on the road !