There’s nothing more magical than a fresh coating of snow on the trees on a crisp winter morning. It turns the world into an enchanted forest. It shows the sharp contrasts of black on white.  It defines the intricate shapes and structures of nature.


Each year, I leave certain perennial plants in place to add winter interest to otherwise barren looking gardens. Doing this creates vertical structures to capture the snow and ice.



This Nepeta (Cat Mint) becomes a textured mound.



These Monarda (Bee-Balm)  looks like snow pom-pons.


While this Sedum becomes a snow bouquet.


These sunflowers resemble street lanterns,


and this grass shows its delicate fringe.



We can find some beauty in all seasons, if we just take the time to look.

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