This garden is seen by everyone who walks to my front door so it needed to capture attention all year round. Not only did it need texture and foliage color from evergreen plants but also fragrance. The Viburnum davidii are the bones in this garden with the leaf surface reflecting light and winter white flowers. The Carex morrowii 'Variegata' brightens the scene with it's soft mop heads. Pink winter-blooming Erica x darleyensis 'Mary Helen' also provides summer color with it's golden foliage. The Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena' provides fragrance and color with its copper-tinted blooms. Witch hazels also have great fall leaf colors. The real detail in this garden is the flat pancake stones that came from the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada. The water basin is an attaction for birds and animals. 2 WAYS TO ENLARGE! Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window. This little garden is seen from inside my house all year round so I created a multi-season show of color and texture. The Hellebous 'Wester Flisk' has chartreuse flowers from December through March along with the Erica x darleyensis 'Kramer's Rote' deep pink flowers. The balance is set by the Carex morrowii 'Variegata' with its soft foliage and movement from the slightest breeze. As a designer who uses a lot of conifers in my landscape plans I am particularly fond of the Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Mops' with the rough green foliage and gold tips which ties the whole combination together. 2 WAYS TO ENLARGE! Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window. 2 WAYS TO ENLARGE! Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window. Today's photos are from Stacie Crooks in Seattle, Washington. Stacie is a long-time Fine Gardening author (see a couple of her contributions to the magazine HERE and HERE), and we're huge fans of her garden style. She's a prolific and talented garden designer who practices what she preaches, as you'll see in these photos from her own personal garden, taken in winter, when most of our gardens are, well, not quite as colorful as this. Stacie tells us all about it in the captions. Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~- - - -> THANKSGIVING BOOK GIVEAWAY!! So, it's Thanksgiving week, and I'm taking a few days off to visit family in Michigan. (Don't worry--the posts will go on) While I'm away, LET'S HAVE A GIVEAWAY! I'll choose randomly from everyone who sends me photos for the GPOD by Monday morning (email to firstname.lastname@example.org or GPOD@taunton.com--Click HERE for details) to receive a free copy of 1 of the 4 books shown in the last photo--your choice! Here they are:Zen Gardens by Mira Locher50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants by Ruth Rogers ClausenFront Yard Idea Book by Jeni Webber The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener by Niki Jabbour As I've been saying for the last week or so, GPOD submissions get a bit sparse in winter. We don't want me having a panic attack every afternoon as I frantically search for something to post, do we? Help a girl out... In the meantime, have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving, you Americans, and for everyone else, have a wonderful...3rd week of November!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ _______________________________________________Want us to feature YOUR garden in the Garden Photo of the Day? CLICK HERE!Want to see every post ever published? CLICK HERE!Want to search the GPOD by STATE? CLICK HERE!**Check out the GPOD Pinterest page, where you can browse all the post in categories...fun! CLICK HERE!** Related Articles READER PHOTOS! Fairy gardens in the land of...Washington READER PHOTOS! Alyson's garden in Washington state READER PHOTO! Drumsticks and coneflowers READER PHOTOS! Liz's garden in Washington View the discussion thread.