I clearly should not trim the apple trees…every time I get going on them it starts snowing.  I am a wimp, I admit.  But the fact is that while I enjoy pruning them, it is hard enough when it is not cold and windy.  All that looking up.  The apple trees by the way are one of those ‘oops’ that sometimes happens.  They should have been semi-dwarf.  Over the past few years it has become increasingly clear that they are not semi-dwarf.  Now, I don’t mind standards, it’s just they are a bit harder to prune.  I am actually going to see if I can prune the Wolf River from the second-story balcony with the pole saw…

I do wish that I knew more about how certain spring plants manage.  The daffodils and snow-drops are just starting up, as are the crocus.  None of these plants mind getting frozen.  It got down to about 18 last night, but that doesn’t hurt these bulbs even if they are up with flowers.  The snow-drops are quite happy to poke up through the snow and bloom.  Living up to their name quite well.  Some mosses seem to be able to do the same thing.

It is an interesting bit of evolution…