Well, today's weather made me eat my words from my last post. It was sunny and reached 60! The ground was too wet to do any garden work so I picked up sticks and other debris from the wind storm we had a few nights ago and looked at plants. Do you wonder if people who are non-gardeners notice the beauties in the winter landscape? I got my camera out and took a few photos:
The Chinese Holly 'O'Spring' is always beautiful, no matter what the weather is like -
I wrote about the Winter Daphne in a previous post - it just gets prettier!
If you want winter fragrance, plant Winter honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima) - it is such an unexpected pleasure to catch a whiff of this in the dead of winter.
Viburnum 'Spring Bouquet' -
Abelia 'Francis Mason' -
I only found one camellia in bloom - 'Governor Mouton'-
Mossy bricks in the vegetable garden -
I have a fear of bamboos - this is the only one I have (Pleioblastus viridistriatus) and it is in a pot.
What would we do without pansies for the winter?
One of my favorite trees - the River Birch -
The holly fern hanging on -
Nandina berries -
Awaiting spring -
We still have some herbs to enjoy, like parsley -
and Santolina -
Winter birdbath -
And one last showoff, Isabella, who finally stopped rolling around on this bench long enough for me to snap a photo -