The pair of Spring Grove Ginkgo trees (dwarf Ginkgos) that I planted this past growing season on either side of our rear stoop are worth documenting in the garden diary. Being winter, they're clearly dormant, but they're doing some interesting things: They're clearly exhibiting some foliar marcescence with many of their leaves clinging to the limbs. And, they're covered with buds. That are stud'd everywhere. On the limbs. On the trunk. At the tips of branches. And all along them. They're quite different and really nice to look at when contrasted with he white snow. Here's a pair of photos showing the same one: the north-side Spring Grove Ginkgo . The second one is planted by the Grill on the southside of the stoop, but I am not including photos here. The snow cover on the ground is a few inches thick and I'm hoping that it is providing a nice blanket of insulation on this young, one-year-in-the-ground dwarf ginkgo.