The garden in winter: always a risk


Winter's supposed to be when gardens sleep, gathering strength for spring. But it can be a risky time. Lots of tree damage in the region's public gardens from this week's heavy snow and ice storm. This photo, taken by Paul W. Meyer over at Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill, is a haunting example of the destruction that blew through the region. It's a Chinese elm, more than a century old, which means it's seen a good bit of bad weather and storm damage in its time. The good news: It will recover.