Oh no, speaking of nasty gardening surprises... we had freezing rain last night and the mahonia was practically horizontal this morning! The ground has now thawed and is too wet to hold the roots down... what bizarre weather. I've propped the plant up and am hoping everything rights itself as the ground dries out.
We had a long power outage, so no heat, no water (I have an electric water pump), no light... missed the season premiere of Downton Abbey... from 7:30 pm to after 6:00 this morning. Brrr...cold in the house...
Now the temperature has jumped way up, so all the snow from yesterday, and the freezing rain, is mixing with the pouring rain and I suddenly have what appears to be lakefront property - big, big puddles. One of them is sitting right over the septic tank. It just gets better and better.
One the upside, the mahonia still seems to be standing up. I'll have to brace it a bit better in case we get gale force winds.
How long until our Canadian spring???
Fraser Valley, British Columbia