Easter in the Snow

Yes, there is still plenty of snow this year around my home in Quebec City, Canada, even at Easter. These photos, taken the day before Easter, that is, April 20, 2019, gives you an idea of the situation. 

Don’t cry for me, though: the snow is melting and over the last three days, some patches of bare ground have appeared and soon little spring bulbs will be bursting into bloom. 

It may seem hard to believe, but there will be a summer here … one of these days!


Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. He has notably been editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines and is currently the garden correspondent for Le Soleil and radio garden commentator for CKIA-FM Radio. He has written for many garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Organic Gardening. He also speaks frequently to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S. His book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Complete Guide to Houseplants, Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as nearly 60 other titles in English and French. He is a past president of the Garden Writers Association (now Garden Communicators International) and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. He resides in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

6 comments on “Easter in the Snow

  1. Just as long as you don’t get flooded out! Have a happy Easter!

  2. Patricia Evans

    Well, now I don’t feel so bad, We have green grass, daffodils and forsythia in bloom. Happy Easter.

  3. Oh my! That explains your other article ‘Keeping Easter Plants Happy’. I mean, potted plants must be nice inside with all this snow outside! That is just wrong.

  4. It?s difficult to find experienced people in this particular
    topic, however, you seem like you know what you?re talking about!

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