The good news is that this massive amount of snow is almost totally gone!
But lets compare some winter vs summer views of my garden.
We got a LOT of snow this winter. There were a few days of snow chaos in January and February. At the end of January the Valtteri storm with strong winds and heavy snowfall brought over 40 cm of new snow and a week later again we got 30 cm of new snow. There have been lesser snowfalls in March and even in April and the winter has seemed endless. I think these February photos give you the idea of the Finnish winter reality.
The first photo shows the outdoor stairs that we don’t use at all in the winter.
This beautiful pink Atragene Constance is growing along the roof ladders.
Don’t know why it did not drop its leaves.
I got this Pterocarya rhoifolia at a plant swap as a 40 cm high young plant.
It has grown beautifully and also started to bloom.
My garden Singer hosts different annuals each year combined with
lime Lysimachia mummularia.
Along this small pergola structure there are growing
Parthenocissus and lime Humulus lupulus.
The same plants also decorate these garden arches.
I have a few towers like this constructed by myself.
Sad to say that this Clematis alpina has not lately been blooming this abundantly.
Around our terrace we have trellis and the Clematis Negritjanka
is every summer just gorgeous.
Longing so badly for the spring, apple blossoms and lilacs.
Wishing a good & sunny weekend!
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