Houseplants Cringe at Sight of Snow

This is what 5 feet of snow looks like… from a plant's point of view.
This is what 5 feet of snow looks like… from a plant’s point of view.

I can’t help feeling my houseplants are angry with me. As the snow builds up all around them, they seem to be saying “What are you doing? Get rid of that white stuff! It’s cutting off my light!” In the photo you can see the side of the greenhouse as the snow builds up. What you can’t see is that the roof is entirely covered in snow and has been since November. What use is a glass roof if it lets in no light during the darkest days of the year?

Garden writer and blogger, author of 65 gardening books, lecturer and communicator, the Laidback Gardener, Larry Hodgson, passed away in October 2022. Known for his great generosity, his thoroughness and his sense of humor, he reached several generations of amateur and professional gardeners over his 40-year career. Thanks to his son, Mathieu Hodgson, and a team of contributors, will continue its mission of demystifying gardening and making it more accessible to all.

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