Garden Photo of the Day

The Garden in Winter, Day #4

Surreal? The alchemy of frost and snow turns ordinary plants into something altogether mesmerizing.

The new Garden in Winter photo contest is now on in our online photo gallery! Check out the details here. We started this tradition last year, when we asked our readers to post photos of the things that make them happy in their gardens in winter. The responses were beautiful, and we’ve been featuring photos from last year’s contest all this week to inspire you to take winter photos in your garden this year. Post them in the gallery and you could win a $100 gift certificate from!

Today’s photo is another photo from Mike Lane in Victoria, B.C. He said, “There’s beauty to be found in the garden, even in winter. This cabbage looked so beautiful after a frost that I ran for my camera before I picked it and brought it inside.

Stay tuned for one more winter photo from last year’s contest tomorrow, and get outside with your camera!

Welcome to the Fine Gardening GARDEN PHOTO OF THE DAY blog! Every weekday we post a new photo of a great garden, a spectacular plant, a stunning plant combination, or any number of other subjects. Think of it as your morning jolt of green.

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  1. ncgardener 12/23/2010

    Wow, it looks like in a few minutes you would see a couple of fairies peek out with little fur coats and scarves of spanish moss. Delightful!

  2. KariLonning 12/23/2010

    Wonderful !

  3. sheilaschultz 12/23/2010

    Wow... winter can be so magical.

  4. arboretum 12/23/2010

    superb framing!

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