Winterberry Farm Primitives

This blog is now devoted to gardening with native plants with a focus on those species native to the east coast of the United States. With an MS in Agricultural Science from the University of Delaware and my love of native plants, I hope to help folks see the beauty and necessity of using native plants in your garden instead of exotic plants. Did you know that our native song birds and native insects are disappearing as our local environments continue to change?
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Another Whopper!

Here we go again! It is still snowing but this time it seems to be mixed with rain so it is icing up the branches of the trees! That picture of my winterberry from the last post - look at it now! There is so much ice and snow on the branches that you can barely see the berries! I planned to blog about another great tree for your native yard but this is just too amazing to ignore! Delaware is under another state of emergency, I think it's to keep everyone off the roads and safe inside until this storm passes through! Crazy Maya is out there again and this time I was able to catch her as she rounds the corner - again- in her crazy run around the backyard! Mama mockingbird is out grabbing winterberries off the shrub and some of the little juncos are trying to stay warm under my table out back. You probably can't see them but they are under there! It's getting a little windy now and the weather forcasters say we are under blizzard conditions! Hubby is again stuck at work - where I know he is safe and not driving around - and won't be back until at least tomorrow or maybe even Friday! We are staying nice and warm here with the fire going and me in my favorite place - in my big wing chair reading a book! Take a peek at my 'Winter Wonderland" and I'll be back blogging again soon!


  1. WoW! haven't seen snow like that in ages. Sure glad I'm sitting here warm and dry drinking a cup of coffee. The pictures are lovely to look at but I can see the work that lies ahead for so many. Let's hope it quits real soon for your sake!
    Stay warm and safe.

  2. Found your site on Blotanical...and am just up the road in Philadelphia so I'm feeling your pain. Very impressive winter interest in your garden - nice work. Come visit me for more pics of the snow (if you can take more snow.) Kelly

  3. Looks beautiful! I hope you did not get any damage from the ice!