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READER PHOTOS! More from Kielian’s garden in Montana


The island pond flowers are sleeping beneath their white blanket.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Kielian DeWitt

Remember Kielian DeWitt? We featured her garden back on December 9th. Take another look. OK, so Kielian sent in these photos last week, and while she was worried they’re not “gardeny” enough for the GPOD, I just don’t care. They are GORGEOUS, and I want to hop on a plane to see it in person, even though it’s probably darned cold up there… Pay close attention to the captions for descriptions of what she’s showing us.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

The berries from a burning bush cheering up the snow.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Kielian DeWitt
The river birch branches look as though they are bowing to the season.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Kielian DeWitt
The winter herb garden rests.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Kielian DeWitt
The fence seemingly stretching off to infinity.  The fence shadows resemble a fancy dessert plate with sauces stretched into a geometric design.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Kielian DeWitt


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  1. shy_gardener 01/06/2012

    They are so beautiful serine, and I too want to go there but would be afraid to ruin it with foot prints. The berries from the burning bush are now my desk top background. In the part of New Jersey where I live, we only had a surprise big snow storm in October. I now realize that I am missing the hidden secrets our yard and the woods have to share when covered in snow. Thank you for sharing.

  2. tractor1 01/06/2012

    Ahh, my kind of gardening! Anyone can poke potted plants into the ground and forcing them to live where they truly don't belong, but encouraging, maintaining, and preserving naturalness is the real gardening. Thank you for those wonderful panaramas.

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    meander_michaele 01/06/2012

    I'm so glad Kielian decided to share the winter pictures. They are truly mesmerizing and such a dramatic contrast to the other set of photos of the garden in colorful lushness. However, both times of year provide images that are a feast for the eyes.

  4. pattyspencer 01/06/2012

    As much as I hate the snow - I love these pictures. There is a stillness about them that just draws you in

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  6. wittyone 01/06/2012

    Oh my, this is gorgeous---especially that first one. I keep reading books set in Montana and this verifies the descriptions of the beauty of that state.

  7. betemt 01/06/2012

    Thank you for showing the beauty of our Montana winter! And thanks for your earlier suggestions on dealing with deer ... I have used Liquid Fence with some success and I'll look for Plantskydd in the spring, which hopefully will come earlier this year than last!

  8. marciaelaine 01/06/2012

    The pics are gorgeous and make me glad I live in Florida.

  9. wwross 01/06/2012

    Yeah, I am not seeing a lot of garden there, but I am seeing Montana, and its beautiful.

  10. sheilaschultz 01/06/2012

    How very beautiful, Mother Nature at her best. Thank you, Kielian.

  11. soilgoil 01/06/2012

    Yes, breathtaking, spectacular! I once lived in a similarly gorgeous setting in Alaska, but between the weather, gravelly volcanic soil, and hungry wildlife, gardening was a challenge. Having seen Kielian's gorgeous summer garden on this blog, I compliment her on her success. I especially love the photo depicting the meandering fenceline.

  12. KariLonning 01/07/2012

    It's fun to see the landscape going from the summer/fall photos into the winter! Thanks for posting them.

  13. ruru 01/08/2012

    What a haven to behold! I want to move there, sit on the couch and look out while sipping on a cup of hot tea. what utter peace. So hard to find in this busy world of ours.

  14. erla 01/18/2012

    We have driven across Montana many times in the summer and enjoyed the beauty. These winter scenes are breathtaking. We don't have that kind of snow in the Willamette Valley in Oregon, except on top of Mt. Hood. Thank you for sharing your part of the country.

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