The gardener's eye

The Gardener's Eye

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Unexpected Delights While Shoveling

When we get a significant snowfall, we often shovel the boxwoods in the public gardens. This is Nubanusit Terrace before shoveling.

 This is Nabanusit Terrace after shoveling.


As I was working in Putnam Park I noticed an installation hanging from the large crabapple tree at the entrance to the park.

Someone hung these hot-pink crocheted artworks that made the tree look like it was wearing earrings! It was such a delightful surprise on a such a cold and dreary day.

I also shoveled the boxwoods at the Pavilion Entrance to Depot Park.

The snow was so deep, you might not have noticed that the boxwoods were uncovered.

The Malus 'Snowdrift' grove seemed particularly well named today. The snow-covered fruit was awaiting the flocks of birds that will devour their fruit later in the season.


  1. Michael, I love this. But must have such hard work!!! So foreign to the heat and humidity in the Antipodes!

  2. It can be difficult sometimes. This particular time it had snowed several times and the base layer was quite heavy and dense. The boxwoods were in danger of getting damaged. It snowed a light fluffy snow a few hours after I did this!!



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