Hellebores Under Snow For Now

The Spring Nor’easter has dumped quite a lot of snow in the Northeast USA. Records will be broken for the amount of snowfall in many places for this second day of Spring.

In Central Pennsylvania, at least up here on our mountain ridge, we’ve measured 12 inches and the snow is still falling but tapering off.

Hellebores Protected Under 12 Inches of Snow
Hellebores Protected Under 12 Inches of Snow

Way different than the 2 – 5 inches forecast yesterday.

Guess some Atlantic winds blew harder than expected.

Many places to our south bore the brunt of the storm and racked up more than a foot of snow. That’s a lot for locales not used to this upstate New York weather!

The temps are predicted to be in the low 40s for highs in the day and lows in the 20s at night for the next few days. The snow on the ground will become compacted before it lifts out of here.

And…for the hellebores? They’ll be ok. Hellebores like the cold and the snow has an insulating effect. We’ll keep a watch on how they’re doing.

2 thoughts on “Hellebores Under Snow For Now”

  1. I would like to purchase the husk tomato plants can you tell me where I can get them??? I live on Long Island NY

  2. Well, Gail, I’d love to help but we’re fresh out! Hardly any husk tomatoes available this year. Rain, rain, rain means little sun, although we definitely had the heat. One little plant is all that was eeked out and the freakin’ chipmunks enjoyed most of those fruits. No seeds until next year. Sorry couldn’t help ya!

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