It is very cool to be seeing my garden in winter covered in snow. Here is a lone rose hip covered in snow from yesterday. I miss my flowers, but author Suzy Bales is right about the beauty of garden in winter.
Ironically, winter is when we need color the most but it is the season least planned and planted for color. Although a lone flower blooming in a snowy bed gives my heart a jolt, it’s the complementary combinations of plants that make a winter landscape endearing.
Winter is a fascinating season, a time to closely watch changes in plants. It is when I have seen miracles and been confounded by mysteries. Everything has a story to tell and secrets to reveal, from the design of a snowflake and the patterns of frost, to the first flowers piercing the cold ground, their blooms resting on a snowy pillow.
our snowdrops were blooming almost two weeks ago….they are so confused…and so am i…we really didnt have a cold snap long enough to fool them into thinking we were ready for their January thaw. delightful yes, but i will miss them in February. Nature always surprises us!