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Winter in Kathy’s garden in Massachusetts

Today's photos are from Kathy Fink up in Massachusetts (Previous posts HERE). She says, "Snow conditions near Boston vary from a light garnishing to muffling mounds after a Nor'easter. Even without snow, there can be a lovely mood with oak branches with clinging leaves displayed against a glowing winter sky. In early spring, interesting patterns form as the snow gradually melts. Since the bones of the garden are more on view with a lovely subtle color scheme, winter is one of my favorite seasons in my garden." I love how we're all taking the time and care to appreciate our winter landscapes lately. Thanks so much for sharing, Kathy. Everything is beautiful!

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Come and meet up at the  Northwest Flower and Garden Show this year!

I'm scheduled to give another GPOD talk (A few of you will be getting emails in the next two weeks as I put together the slideshow…), and a number of people have emailed to say that they'll be at the show, and that they'd love to meet up with a bunch of fellow GPODers!

The RSVPs so far:

Glenda Curdy (Nurserynotnordstrom)
May Kald (GrannyMay) – tentative
Catherine Campbell (CrannyCC) – tentative
Tia Scarce
Jeanne Cronce (Greengenes)
Sheila Schultz
Shirley Graves
Chris Niblack (ChrisSeattle)
Kielian DeWitt (Annek)
Linda Skyler (Meelianthus)
Kathy Schuler

So…who else is going to be there?? Let us all know in the comments, and we can start planning an outing! Perhaps after-dinner drinks one night at the bar at the Sheraton?  I'll repeat this announcement for the next week or so, at least, and keep a running list of who's coming….enticement for even more people to come. Oh, and when you comment to say you'll be there, give us your real name so that I can plan name tags that include both that and your screen name…

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  1. perenniallycrazy 01/12/2015

    Your garden bones remain pretty in winter Kathy. I still love that concrete basin of yours. Looking forward to your maple display again in the Spring.

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 01/12/2015

    Love your garden, Kathy. That stone basin is totally theft-worthy! I'd risk a hernia to grab that....I love when a light, sticky snow highlights the structure of deciduous trees.

  3. wGardens 01/12/2015

    Winter beauty is well-captured in your photos! Love all the rocks peeking through as well.

  4. NCYarden 01/12/2015

    I've said it before and I'll say it again... I love snow! Maybe because it is only occasional for me but I still love to see it, especially in the garden - it's a whole new appeal. Your frosted garden looks awesome. The stones and moss are fantastic.

  5. Jay_Sifford 01/12/2015

    Beautiful structure accentuated by now, just like icing on a cake. The older I become the more I learn to appreciate about winter gardens. Thanks for sharing.

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    meander_michaele 01/12/2015

    The small tree with the delicately twisted trunk in picture #5 is certainly an eye catcher with it's snow topped branch structure making it look like it's swaddled in cloud puffs. I enjoyed revisiting your previous submissions and being reminded how much I adored your beautifully pruned old yew. Your garden definitely has 4 season appeal.

  7. greengenes 01/12/2015

    These are great photos, Kathy! I feel at peace when I see these and I can hear the silence when it snows! Yes, the cement or stone water feature is sculptured quite nice! Thanks for sharing! Brrrr.....

  8. annek 01/12/2015

    So pretty! The stark tree branches and leaves silhouetted against the sky make me ponder the solitude of winter. You have definitely designed "winter interest" into your garden

  9. GrannyMay 01/12/2015

    Kathy there is no "closed" season in your garden. Your Japanese maples and oriental accents are as beautiful in winter, covered with snow, as they are in the more colourful months. You have an appreciative eye. Thank you for capturing these lovely details and fleeting vignettes to share with us.

  10. sheila_schultz 01/12/2015

    Sometimes it's the little things in the garden as well as life that make us happy. The photo of the smooth stone basin surrounded by moss, rocks and patches of snow gave me a happy moment. Thanks Kathy.

  11. foxglove12 01/12/2015

    Beautiful and loving the lantern!

  12. user-7007327 01/12/2015

    Hidden little snow hamlets, full of faeries.

  13. user-7007076 01/13/2015

    So many lovely textures and forms! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Tea_garden_lover 01/13/2015

    The basin is granite and weighs 300 pounds so is unlikely to go anywhere soon. I had a guy who helps move ATM machines, help me get it into location.

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