Today we’re looking at snow and ice in a new way with Carol Verhake of Berwyn, Pennsylvania.
March has come in like a lion here in the Philadelphia area, with multiple snow and ice storms (and we are only a few days into the month). As a gardener I am anxious for spring, but at the same time I try to find beauty in the winter garden. Here are some photos taken this winter of my Zone 6/7 garden. Enjoy!
This view includes the spent blooms of Astilbe chinensis var. pumila (Zones 4–8), Trochodendron arailiodes (wheel tree, Zones 6–7), Lindera angustifolia (oriental spicebush, Zones 6–8) bowing over with the weight of ice, and Hamamelis × intermedia ‘Barmstedt Gold’ (witch hazel, Zones 5–8) in the background.
Calamintha nepeta ‘White Cloud’ (catmint, Zones 5–7) looks like lace when encased in ice from a winter storm.
Rohdea japonica (sacred lily, Zones 6–10), Dryopteris erthrosora ‘Brilliance’ (autumn fern, Zone 5–8), and Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis (sweet box, Zones 6–8) along with a giant boulder steal the show in this winter scene.
A closer look at Hamamelis × intermedia ‘Barmstedt Gold’ adorned with snow.
There is nothing more beautiful than a conifer blanketed in snow.
Frozen berries on Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Early Amethyst’ (beautyberry, Zones 5–8).
The cinnamon-colored bark of Acer griseum (paperbark maple, Zones 4–8) perfectly matches the brick color on the house.
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