I mentioned recently that we get fewer GPOD submissions in the winter—and you all came through! Lots of different people sent in beautiful shots of their winter gardens, so today I thought I’d share a group of them. We gardeners sure do complain about winter, but sometimes it is the most beautiful time of the year.
Jason sent in this beautiful image of a garden statue draped in snow. Shrubs and garden art become the heart of the garden during the snowy months.
Another shot from Jason shows a pine backed up by a lavender (Lavandula, Zones 5–8) plant. Conifers like pines are, of course, winter-interest MVPs, but they often look great through the winter, and the leaves are just as fragrant, no matter the time of year.
MJ Heller from Ohio shared this photo with the thought, “Even on a cold day, we can be comforted with the entwined embrace of a tree.”
Laura Kaiser of New Milford, Connecticut, shared this shot of a corner of her garden in the snow.
From Kathleen Kuphal comes this beautiful image of a garden torii dusted in hoarfrost. Torii are classic Japanese gates, typically found at the entrance of Shinto shrines to signal the transition to a sacred space.
And from Caroline Blais comes an image of an incredible sunrise seen through the trees, over a chicken coop. Winter has the best sunrises; they are later in the day, so most of us are awake by then, and the leaves are off the trees, so there is less to obstruct your view. In addition, each winter sunrise promises that we are one day closer to spring!
Have a garden you’d like to share?
Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit!
To submit, send 5-10 photos to [email protected] along with some information about the plants in the pictures and where you took the photos. We’d love to hear where you are located, how long you’ve been gardening, successes you are proud of, failures you learned from, hopes for the future, favorite plants, or funny stories from your garden.
If you want to send photos in separate emails to the GPOD email box that is just fine.
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