Snowscaping

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.

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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.

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This Nepeta (Cat Mint) becomes a textured mound.

 

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

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While this Sedum becomes a snow bouquet.

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These sunflowers resemble street lanterns,

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and this grass shows its delicate fringe.

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

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