snow rose

rose in winterIt 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.

She says (and I quote):

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.