Hydrangea paniculata 'Tokyo Delight' iced

Ice in the Garden

We had our first significant snow of the season yesterday.  It turned into rain last night and covered everything with a thin coat of ice.  I’m torn between the beauty of it and the knowledge that some of my boxwoods may not survive or will, at the very least, need a severe pruning in early spring.

For now I’ll focus on the morning’s transient beauty in my New Jersey home garden before it melts.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Tokyo Delight' icedHydrangea paniculata ‘Tokyo Delight’

Malus 'Coralburst' on ice

Malus ‘Coralburst’

Fothergilla gardenii on ice

Fothergilla gardenii

Spirea thunbergii on ice

Spirea thunbergii

Spirea thunbergii Mt. FujiSpirea thunbergii ‘Mt. Fuji’

Cornus alba 'Elegantisima'Cornus alba ‘Elegantisima’