March 25th, 2013, 8 a.m., 4 inches of snow in Silver Spring, and it keeps falling. Those plants that need the cold dormancy period, are certainly getting it this year, and insect problems will begin occurring later than last year. Key gardening chore for today: sweep heavy snow off of evergreen branches if it does not melt soon. Hope we can start playing in the dirt later this week.
Glad I enjoyed spring flowers just yesterday. One of the nicest, but small delicate, Katherine Hodgkin dwarf iris may
not make it through the heavy snow fall.