A quick tour of the garden revealed no surprises following several inches of snow this morning. Fortunately, three inches of very wet snow, and maybe a fraction more, is hardly enough to bend or break evergreen branches to cause permanent damage, and I expect that when the sun comes out tomorrow, all will be fine.
I will not bother to venture into the lower third of the garden. Already, and for several months it seems, this part of the garden has been a swamp due to weekly rainfall. I hope not permanently, and at this point it seems that it cannot possibly dry out until June. One dogwood in the area has been lost to constantly saturated ground, and I hope this is the extent of it, though I’ll not be surprised if there’s more.
This mid-November snow is not anything to be concerned about, except if it’s on the way to confirming forecasts for a particularly snowy winter. The snow is not so bothersome, unless it’s wet and heavy, and then it requires getting out regularly to shake branches so that evergreens are not damaged. I prefer to watch from the kitchen window, warm and cozy, but in past years I’ve seen the lasting damage done by doing nothing.