I remember last year at this time looking at the areas I planted those Yellow Mammoth Crocuses and Species Tulips in the fall. How were they doing with no snow cover and temperatures bouncing between the high 30's and the low teens?
This year the procumbens juniper is long buried, the dwarf cut-leaf maple is barely peeking out, even the handrails in the rockery are covered with snow!
Here's a pic of the Yellow Mammoth. I haven't seen 'hide nor hair' of our resident Ground Hog family. But then the wood pile they live under is one big snow bank. I keeping seeing images from the movie and can't help chuckling. As to injecting something different into the routine, that's always good advise and Thank You!