Happy New Year. Welcome to Winter.
In my brief 35 winters in Tahoe & Truckee, I have never seen such damaging snows. The storms this winter with the rain into sticky snow then massive sticky and heavy accumulations followed by deep freeze (that glues the previous mass onto the branches) followed by heavy rain (just to add more weight) to sticky snow then massive accumulations followed by deep freeze followed by heavy rain into sticky snow then massive accumulations followed by deep freeze followed by heavy rain…. have broken and CRUSHED plants I’ve been watching thrive for 33 years. I've seen winters similar, never QUITE this destructive, and my trees and shrubs have survived and thrived with just a little help. One would hope that your local nursery would only offer plants appropriate for this climate and we believe that we do. We live in a harsh climate and along with many native plants, our landscape plants sometimes suffer or break. Tree Training Cue Card
, (funky comic), older repair hand-out (re-editing).
We'll have a post garden resurrection class this late March (or early april). Check our villagernursery FB page (or Twitter or Instagram) or this webpage / blog for more info.
Posted on Tue, January 31, 2017
by Eric Larusson filed under