Today’s photos are from Suzanne Stewart in Glenwood Springs Colorado. In August, she shared some photos of her garden in the summer, and today she’s sharing some images showing the wonderful winter wonderland she has this year. If you compare her summer shots with these, you’ll see that she took some from the same angles, so you can really see how the garden changes with the season. While her garden may not be beautiful to our eyes in the winter, she also makes sure it is full of a lot of food for the birds and other wildlife to help keep them going through the long, cold months. And inside, she’s made a little flowery paradise for herself to enjoy until spring arrives.
Suzanne doesn’t cut back her echinaceas in the fall, so the birds can enjoy the seed heads. Unfortunately, the deer enjoy the blue fescue, although the plants usually bounce back in the spring.
The mountain views are perhaps even more beautiful wreathed in snow.
The red-copper leaves in the fall are Suzanne’s favorite part of this prized barberry (Berberis thunbergii, Zones 5–8). Those have faded, but some berries have hung on for winter interest and to provide snacks for the birds.
Even Suzanne’s beautiful blue-patinated female Buddha is happy to see the snow!
A view of the house wrapped in snow.
Step inside the house, out of the snowy cold, and visit the personal winter amaryllis festival happening in Suzanne’s south-facing kitchen window. (We’ve got a guide to reblooming your amaryllis here if you want flowers like this on your windowsill every winter.)
A detail of these beautiful flowering bulbs . . .
. . . and the promise of more flowers on the way—much like the promise of the beautiful spring that will eventually arrive outside where it is all snow right now.
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