I don’t need a photo of my taller witch hazel (see last post) because it has been completely covered in snow for several weeks. But I’m not sure what shape it’s in under the snow…..because one weekend my husband did a bit of roof raking to remove snow from the roof and made a trail of large foot prints along the path where the outermost plants are in the backyard. I realized this a few days later and trekked out there myself to see if I could assess the damage. Since the snow is so deep, his footprints went down about a foot – and I’m hoping he stepped right in the middle of the vase shape since I couldn’t find any branches when I gently removed some snow in the area of the witch hazel. Temperatures will be going up next week so I will know soon enough as the snow melts.
Next year I know to put stakes around the outside of the garden edge as markers!