Last Winter Was So Different
All this snow should be good for the plants though. Last winter the rain in January is what I blame for the demise of my 2 magnificent Centranthus rubras (Jupiter's beard or Red valerian). They have carrot like roots but they rotted. It is a very hardy plants, so it wasn't the cold and since the seedlings around these two were perfectly healthy I could only assume that the rain and resulting ice is what killed the plants.
In December I found this orchard near Kelowna and for some reason there were still loads of apples on the trees. It was a beautiful sight!