Green Thumb Sunday: Ice storm branches

Ice Storm Branches

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16 Responses to “Green Thumb Sunday: Ice storm branches”


  1. 1 Mark December 30, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    They usually look quite impressive after an ice storm, that is until they snap off causing damage…

  2. 2 Crafty Gardener December 30, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    How majestic the trees looks after an ice storm … but then reality sinks in and we wonder about all the damage the ice storm causes. Hoping you survived the storm with no damage.

  3. 3 inadvertentgardener December 30, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    Mark, that’s definitely true. The evergreen shrubs around my house got pretty decimated, between that ice storm and subsequent snow.

    Crafty Gardener, yes — ice storms are beautiful yet harsh, as well. In some cases the storms provide good pruning, but in others, just bad damage to trees and other plants.

  4. 4 Lydia December 30, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    This is the only way I like ice storms — in photos! We’ve had some terrible ice storms here in the past few years, ones that decimate my 100-year-old pine trees and leave my uphill driveway so slick that nobody can get in or out. I’ll take snow over ice any day.

  5. 5 inadvertentgardener December 30, 2007 at 5:22 pm

    Lydia, you guys definitely have been hit hard, and that is so sad about the pine trees… I agree with you — snow is way better than ice.

  6. 6 Carol December 30, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    Iowa is certainly getting its fair share of ‘winter’ this year!

    Happy New Year,
    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

  7. 7 inadvertentgardener December 31, 2007 at 7:15 am

    Carol, it definitely is. Last night’s addition to the list of odd winter weather phenomenon…freezing fog! Who’d have thought…?

  8. 8 Curtis January 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Looks like my trees about 2 weeks ago. Except the limbs were on the ground.

    Happy New Year!

  9. 9 farmingfriends January 1, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    What a beautiful wintery image. Happy New Year. Best Wishes Sara from farmingfriends

  10. 10 inadvertentgardener January 2, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Curtis, ugh…I hate it when the ice tears up the trees! Happy New Year to you, too.

    Sara, thank you, and best wishes to you for a wonderful 2008!

  11. 11 Katie January 2, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Yes, it’s pretty. Yes, I love to walk in the fresh snow (I’ll pass on the ice). And NO, I don’t miss it!
    Happy New Year! Spring will come…get out the seed catalogues!

  12. 12 inadvertentgardener January 2, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Katie, walking in fresh snow is lovely…but ice is horrid (albeit beautiful)! Happy New Year to you and yours, too!

  13. 13 Don January 4, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Umm… I don’t know to tell you this, but you’re going to get a LOT of google hits on this post…
    Don

  14. 14 inadvertentgardener January 5, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Don, really? So far, it’s about average — why do you think the numbers will be so high?

  15. 15 Miata May 5, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    I didn’t need recipes but you have some good looking stuff and I would cook this.

  16. 16 inadvertentgardener May 6, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Miata, I’m not sure which recipe you’d like to cook, but I’m glad you enjoyed what you found!


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