A week ago the storm that immobilized the eastern seaboard, past this way leaving over 30 centimetres of snow. This was not an unusual amount for this part of the world, but it was the most we've experienced since 2008, and was also one of the most dramatically beautiful sights after the constant snowfall piled itself vertically with very little drifting. This left two urns of Sempervivums into two busby wearing sentries.
Remarkably, after only seven days these helmets have completely disappeared, revealing the Semps. looking completely unfazed by wind or snow. The conventional wisdom is that Semps. are best wintered over in a dry location, such as under the eaves of the house or in an unheated porch, but these plants have survived perfectly well fully exposed to snow and rain and growing in containers without particularly good drainage.
|One of the urns wearing a busby and stylish collar of snow.|
|A week later all the snow has gone and the sempervivums are revealed.|
|The plants are unaffected by the extreme weather.|