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Winter Beauty in New Hampshire

Snow-covered moments

close up of a Thuja branch busted in snow and ice

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.

close up of shrub with red foliage dusted in snowAn azalea (Rhododendron hybrid, Zones 5–10) is dusted with snow, and the leaves have flushed red in response to the cold.

close up of hemlock branch with ice at the endA hemlock (Tsuga canadensis, Zones 3–7) twig is beautifully decorated with ice.

small frog statue covered in snowA frog statue is all wrapped up in snow.

close up of hydrangea stem with large bud at the endThe 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.

close up of a Thuja branch busted in snow and iceA Thuja (Zones 2–7) branch dusted with snow

close up of wilted, dried leaf dusted in snowTaking time to look close reveals the beauty even in a simply faded leaf.


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  1. wittyone 02/15/2023

    These are beautiful. It just takes some time and intention to find all sorts of lovely things hidden in plain sight.

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    simplesue 02/15/2023

    OMG! Your photo of ice on the Hemlock is fantastic!Beautiful and intreresting!!!

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    cynthia2020 02/15/2023

    ...I especially like the ice on the hemlock and the snow on the frog statue - thank you for sharing.

  4. gardenconcierge 02/15/2023

    What beautiful photos! And your photography skills enhance the natural beauty.

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