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Front Garden Around Steps Covered in Snow

comments (0) January 12th, 2013 in gallery
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Covered in Snow. Click the image to enlarge.

Covered in Snow.

Photo: JMC

Although I have a terrible camera, I am uploading pictures of my front slope garden in winter.  This part of the front garden was previously a grassy slope.  I created the bed using old army blankets and lot of mulch.  

A couple of years later, the result is a pretty garden which attracts wildlife and avoids mowing accidents.  The bed contains plants which are visible in warmer months such as gaura, coreopsis, creeping jenny and daylilies.  The adjoining upper and lower gardens provide a fragrant frame with peonies and oriental lilies.

The garden is not totally mature, but I think...not too shabby!  I'm originally from the West Indies, and I still abhor winter, so I try to ensure there's color all year round. 

The stars in wintertime are Skyrocket juniper, Adam's needle, various creeping junipers in a variety of colors and shapes, common thyme and candytuft.  Also playing a part in providing winter interest in the front slope garden are German iris, semi-evergreen garlic chives and spent mums.  A yew is in the right background.  A young weeping blue atlas cedar is in the left background.

In the adjoining lower garden the ghostly outlines of lily seedpods, highbush blueberry and spent asparagus stalks add a bit of dramatic melancholy.

 



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