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Winter Garden Beauty – FineGardening

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I mentioned recently that we’re getting fewer GPOD submissions this winter – and you all got through! Lots of different people have sent beautiful shots of their winter gardens, so today I thought I’d share a group of them. We gardeners may complain about winter, but sometimes it’s the best time of the year.

Jason sent this beautiful picture of a garden statue wrapped in snow. Shrubs and garden art become the heart of the garden in the snowy months.

A lavender plant behind a small pine treeAnother shot by Jason shows a pine tree supported by a lavender plant (Lavandula, Zones 5–8). Conifers like pine are of course MVPs of winter interest, but they often look good in winter, and the leaves are just as fragrant any time of the year.

Trees in the snowMJ Heller from Ohio shared this photo with the thought, “Even on a cold day, we can comfort ourselves with the intertwined embrace of a tree.”

Garden with snow-covered bushes and stepsLaura Kaiser, from New Milford, Connecticut, shared this shot of a corner of her garden covered in snow.

A garden art and trees framed in frostThis beautiful picture of a garden torii dusted with hoar frost comes from Kathleen Kuphal. Torii are classic Japanese gates that are typically found at the entrance to Shinto shrines to signal the transition to a sacred space.

A sunrise through the bare branches of a tree

And from Caroline Blais comes a picture of an incredible sunrise seen through the trees above a chicken coop. Winter has the best sunrises; You’re later in the day, so by then most of us will be awake and the leaves are away from the trees so less will obstruct your view. Plus, every winter sunrise promises we’re a day closer to spring!

Do you have a garden that you want to share?

Do you have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a specific collection of plants that you love, or a beautiful garden that you got to visit!

Submit 5-10 photos to [email protected] along with some information about the plants in the pictures and where you took the photos. We would like to hear where you are, how long you have been working in the garden, what successes you are proud of, what mistakes you have learned from, hopes for the future, favorite plants or funny stories from your garden.

If you want to send photos to the GPOD email box in separate emails, that’s fine.

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