My front sidewalk lined with alternating dwarf barberry and euonymus and powdered sugar like snow.
We had our first little snow event in the Seattle area this morning, so I just wanted to share a few shots of the lovely foliage. Well, the foliage close enough to while still in my jammies. 🙂
Nandina ‘Gulf Stream’ peeking up through the snow and showing her jaunty red in the white landscape this morning.
The tips on this little half-high blueberry in the pots that mark my front entry walk are beautiful in every month of the year. AND you get fruit!
The foliage of sedum ‘Angelina’ go from gold to lime in winter. I LOVE how it looks in the lavender pot against the coral bells grape- purple foliage (‘Forever Purple’).
Euonymus ‘Silver King’ holds up like a champ in all kinds of weather and the gold shows up so well too!
Certain textures like this hebe are quite exaggerated with the snowy backdrop.
THIS is why I planted a variegated holly!
This ‘Threadleaf’ nandina looked SO lovely in the melting snow.
The stems where once intensely colored blue berries on this viburnum ‘Davidii’ reveal a rosy pink in the snow.
One of my favorite plants, Euphorbia ‘Silver Swan’ looks great in the snow too. I love that blue!
Speaking of BLUE! This chamaecyperis is one of the bluest blues year round and looks great against the hydrangeas for most of the year, even with the dried flowers.
The snow capped seed heads in black and brown of the Ninebark look neat weeping over under the weight of snow.
This Mexican Orange is not feeling like summer right now, but the golden glow of this evergreen foliage still brings us a bit of sun.
Since our new book “Gardening with Foliage First” is due out very soon, we feature berries, bark and all of the beautiful things that partner WITH great foliage. These bright red wintergreen berries are an excellent example for winter.
Ready for winter now? This is a good time to be inside and taking stock of your winter landscape to see how everything looks in the colder months and where you can tweak or add some more interest to your garden of foliage.
If you’re still doing some holiday shopping, consider (click the link) pre-ordering “Gardening with Foliage First” for the gardeners on your list and they will get it just after the New Year to begin planning their landscape for 2017!
Happy Holidays, CHEERS!