Today's photos are from Patricia Hand in upstate New York. We visited Pat's garden twice in 2014, HERE and HERE, and if you'll remember (or refresh your memory) it's packed full of color during summer! As she proves today, it's wonderful in winter, too. She says, "These are photos I took of the landscape here in upstate New York on December 30th. The ground was bare here since before Christmas, with temperatures in the mid-50's. When I awoke that morning I found that Mother Nature had worked her magic overnight and provided us with a white fluffy blanket of snow. I grabbed my camera and out I went to capture this beautiful sight." Pat, your garden is still beautiful, even under all that snow! This just goes to show that it pays to include plants for winter interest amongst the summer showstoppers. Thanks for sharing!
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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
Jeanne Cronce (Greengenes)
Chris Niblack (ChrisSeattle)
Kielian DeWitt (Annek)
Linda Skyler (Meelianthus)
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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Snow flocking really brings out the best in those evergreen beauties! Thanks for sharing again Pat and Happy New Year.
It's great to see another season in your garden. I especially like the mustard-colored, dangly evergreen with the snow.
Lucky. I love snow, though we rarely get it here. It creates an entirely new landscape worth beholding. Today it feels like we should have snow all around. Oh well, at least we have these great photos. Thanks
So far, I am just getting to enjoy the magic of snow in the garden vicariously. Your own property and all that eye filling vista beyond your fence line look lovely in their white garb. Seeing what I think are the flowerheads of some 'Autumn Joy' type sedum covered in snow reminds me why I let mine remain unpruned through most of the winter. They do contribute to architectural interest.
Like you Pat, we in the midwest suffer (or many think we do) through 5 or 6 months when deciduous trees are bare (but some of their flower buds are fabulous like Magnolia), perennial plants die back to the ground (leaving skeletons of fantastically intricate seed heads that feed nomadic flocks of birds), frost and snow form icing on our eye-candy as we view it from the warm side of the glass. Why not plan to enjoy this least favorite season? Pat, you have a beautiful view.
Even in the dead of winter, your garden is beautiful. Very serene.
Hey Pat! I looked back at your summer pictures and then to these during winter. Every time I see these types of pictures it amazes me so, how much things really do grow! Inch by inch and day by day...Beautiful and great bones! Thanks
Always love to see snow scenes, especially when I don't have to deal with the snow myself. It is not only trees and shrubs that provide winter interest, the grass and sedums are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing these, Pat.
With that terrific long view across the split rail fence, you get to relax, enjoy, and anticipate the return of the luscious borders shown in the previous posts. Winter gardens have their own delights.
Beautiful pics ! I despise winter, though
It is lovely to see the good bones of the garden at this time of year. beautiful sweeping views.
Beautiful snow art.
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