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Snow in Carla’s Garden

Appreciating the structure of the garden outlined in white

close up of red berries covered in snow

We’re visiting with Carla Z. Mudry in Malvern, Pennsylvania, looking back at her garden in January when it was transformed by snow.

The winter garden has its own glory. More structural in nature but a nice fluffy snow will make it soften into a Currier & Ives scene. The winter garden is not only beautiful but allows you to see clearly what you might wish to trim, prune, add, or even move!

Appreciate the magic of the winter season in your garden.

small garden statue covered in snowGarden sculptures take on a whole new look in the snow.

shrubs and trees covered in snowThe structure of trees, especially evergreens, is so apparent with snow accenting each and every branch.

large evergreen holly in winterWinter is the time for this huge holly (Ilex opaca, Zones 5–9) to shine.

close up of holly covered in snowThe snow-covered holly, with its dark green leaves and red berries, looks all the better for the contrast with the snow.

close up of red berries covered in snowBerries look so great in the snow. And besides being beautiful, they help provide food for the birds to get them through the cold months. Some berries don’t get softened and ripe enough for birds to eat until after freezing weather, effectively saving them for when food is needed the most.

faded hydrangea bloom covered in snowFaded hydrangea flowers with snow

carved wood owl sculpture covered in snowCarla’s owl sculpture, carved from the stump of a tree, looks beautiful every day of the year but is especially magical in the snow.

small greenhouse on a deck covered in snowOne thing that makes getting through the winter as a gardener easier—a greenhouse!

weather vane garden art in a snow covered gardenArt in the garden is essential in the winter months.


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    simplesue 03/05/2024

    Such a beautiful woodland garden! You have beautiful observations of the beauty of snow on ordinary garden objects made those red berries and snow.
    Love that scene with the small barn/shed- wonderful!

  2. btucker9675 03/05/2024

    Berries in the snow - so pretty and the sculptures all wearing their snow caps look so dapper!

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