Of ice and cold and undead trees – balcony garden

Written by catpaw

May 17, 2016

The weather took a nasty turn here in Toronto on the weekend …. again.   I’d hate to see the weather swings plotted on a graph – they’re pretty severe lately. How cold? It rained and rained and rained. Then the wind picked up and rattled all the windows and the temp dropped so quickly the balcony froze over. A sheet of ice all over everything, including our mighty lilac tree. I was so disappointed. But … late yesterday mom stepped out onto the balcony (I was in my comfy chair sulking about the sudden downpour and continuing chill) to look at something and she yelled “COME QUICK… LOOK”.   I went out and behold:

Lilac May survived ice and cold

IT LIVES!

I swear we must own a zombie lilac. It shouldn’t have survived the sudden plunge in temp. or at least, the blossoms shouldn’t have survived. Not only that, the blossoms are just getting ready to pop. Some of the leaves are a bit worse for wear, but it’s thriving. The weather has returned to a seasonable temp so fingers crossed.

We won’t be getting the garden in this weekend. It’s still far too chilly up on the 20th floor so we’ll wait a week or two. But I will go out and snuffle about the garden centres to see what’s available.

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