What a Difference One Year Makes

This time last year, I wrote about Home Grown Snowflakes and how excited I was to have a Snowflake bush in our front garden.

And yet, in that post, I didn’t share what the entire bush looked like. Here’s the photo from one year ago.

(Those stanchions either side are part of a safety rail system.)
(At the time, our roof was being replaced due to hail damage.)

It wasn’t quite in full bloom when I took that photo but it was getting there.

And as is required to ensure a healthy new growth the following year, when the blooming was finished, I gave it a thorough, and sever, haircut, and I crossed my fingers that I was doing the right thing and not being too brutal.

This is what it looks like this year.

I bragged about it being showy last year – how wrong I was.

This year it almost blocks the entire front door, and looks impressive from any angle.

As you can see in the last photo above, there are in fact, two Snowflakes planted here with the front one in full bloom, and the one closest to the house about a week behind.

I had two little seedlings that were barely alive and (honestly) thought one would die so I planted both. Silly me. I’m always underestimating my ability to grow plants 🌱.

I shouldn’t.

– β‹… o β™₯ o β‹… –

Our Snowflake has given us food for thought though regarding our front garden and (perhaps, for some additional privacy) we might remove the path that leads from the letterbox allowing the plants to cover the front door area completely.

The door is accessible from the driveway which has always been the preferred approach anyway.

It’s something to think about.

Not quite completely covered up.
But it might be this time next year.

– β‹… o β™₯ o β‹… –

Snowflakes are so spectacular when in flower, I’ve planted another on the other side of the garden and can hardly wait another year to see how majestic it may become.

Author: Clare

Ever expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

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