Four seasons of interest is something I'm verrrry slowly working on for my garden. I have a long, long way to go but there are still some things that look nice right now.
It's hard to believe that a few years ago, I hated the way Echinacea looked in the winter and cut it down for being too brown. Now, I leave the seed heads for the birds to eat and enjoy the way snow looks on them.
|Sedum 'Autumn Joy' that I didn't cut down in the fall as I usually do|
|Rosemary (and parsley) in the front yard veggie garden|
|My first ornamental grass, Panicum 'Ruby Ribbons'|
|Cornus 'Arctic Fire'. Neighbor M and I use it for Christmas decorating so it's been|
pruned a lot in this picture. It's still quite large.
|Helleborus x hybridus 'IForgetus'|
|Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Cross' Compact'|
As I sit here by a fire and peruse the latest issue of Fine Gardening magazine, my mind knows that we still have a couple more months of winter temperatures left, but my heart is dreaming of spring. Still, I'm tolerating it better this year when I can see bits of winter interest here and there.
What's going on in your winter garden? Any must have plants for winter interest?