So, to paraphrase Dickens' "Oliver Twist": "Snow, Glorious Snow"!
Here are a few pictures of my rose beds taken early this afternoon. Note that my leaf cylinders and bags are thoroughly supplemented with a beautiful white layer of insulation.
Here is my Buck Earth Song bed, with my koi pond and Morden Centennial bed in the background. I have posted this same view in the summer-time several times.
Below are two tiered beds with a variety of Buck roses and Hardy Canadiens, such as Winnipeg Parks (left) and Morden Blush (right)
Below is the Earth Song bed looking in the other direction, i.e. up toward the deck where the first picture was taken.
A little broader panorama of the tiered beds and the back of our house in the snow.
Below: The Buck "Carefree Beauty" and "Earth Song" bed in front of our house. The pretty tree is a "Thornless Hawthorn". The fence is there to keep our cat away from any dead voles that have taken the Zinc Phosphide poison positioned around the bed in tin-cans and large black plastic rodent traps. Now that the snow is on the beds, I won't worry about him getting at the poison itself. (Note how the camera flash caught the big snow flakes falling).
Below are four Buck "Earth Songs" in a little bed at the edge of our garage. Again, the fence is for the cat.