Today we’re visiting Robin Hess’s garden.
I set out to try and find some winter interest in my New Hampshire garden. There isn’t any vibrant color here in January, but we had snow a few days ago and I thought some close-ups might inspire gardeners to look for the winter beauty in their gardens.
An azalea (Rhododendron hybrid, Zones 5–10) is dusted with snow, and the leaves have flushed red in response to the cold.
A hemlock (Tsuga canadensis, Zones 3–7) twig is beautifully decorated with ice.
A frog statue is all wrapped up in snow.
The large bud at the end of the stem of a hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–9) contains the flowers for early next summer. To avoid cutting off the flowers, you shouldn’t prune hydrangeas this time of year.
A Thuja (Zones 2–7) branch dusted with snow
Taking time to look close reveals the beauty even in a simply faded leaf.
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These are beautiful. It just takes some time and intention to find all sorts of lovely things hidden in plain sight.
OMG! Your photo of ice on the Hemlock is fantastic!Beautiful and intreresting!!!
...I especially like the ice on the hemlock and the snow on the frog statue - thank you for sharing.
What beautiful photos! And your photography skills enhance the natural beauty.
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