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“Harmony’ Iris reticulata is slightly later than the violet cultivator, but very welcome whenever they arrive.
My favorite of the pink camellias, is the winter blooming Camellia Japonica because it blooms first and delights me, as long as the weather cooperates.
Even on the dreariest days Choisya Sundance lights up its corner of the garden.
What with dogs and aggressive plants small treasures are hard to keep, I usually treat myself to a few winter treats in a pot somewhere sheltered. Pictured is Wintergreen , a delightful evergreen with fat, bright red berries that last till spring arrives with new distractions.
Mahonia Nervosa looks good all year, but winter makes me appreciate it more.
Winter is when the bones of the garden show, graced by a dusting of snow if we’re lucky.
With a dusty of snow, the bare stems, trunks, and evergreens take on a new beauty, reducing the garden to its bones.