Did you know that a good snowfall is good for the garden?
The phrase “blanket of snow” is more than a visual description -- it's also accurate in terms of warmth, says Hansen. Freshly fallen, un-compacted snow is typically 90 to 95 percent trapped air. Because the air can barely move, heat transfer is greatly reduced, thus slowing the flow of heat from the warm ground to the cold air above.This blanket effect makes snow an excellent insulator for gardens and landscapes, protecting these natural areas and their animal inhabitants against frigid temperatures and damaging winds.
Read the full Article by Margo McDonough on the UDaily website here – http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2011/jan/snow-environment-011911.html
Cottage City Community Garden after the Blizzard of 2016! Thanks Denise for the great photograph!