The Arch City Gardener

Journeys In St. Louis Gardening and Beyond


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Frozen Assets

A winter ice storm–the first of the season–put a frozen crystal glaze on the grasses, trees and shrubs. Melting now, forecasters warn of a second and possibly third wave of freezing ice this weekend.

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Graceful grasses look like spun brown sugar.

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Crystal branches from my neighbor’s shrub.

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Japanese forest grass

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Splayed out by the weight of the ice, the oakleaf hydrangea’s branches arch toward the patio.

 

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Yard objects are frozen in time.

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The birdbath transformed to an ice skating rink.

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