Front Garden, January 2, 2014
Here’s a bit of winter interest for you. This picture I think is a good argument for not cutting everything down in the fall. A featureless garden covered with a blanket of snow would be so dull by comparison. The Joe Pye Weed ‘Gateway’ (Eutrochium purpureum subsp. maculatum) does an especially good job of standing out in the snow.
Judy took these this afternoon after taking our younger son to catch his bus back to St. Paul.
And look – it’s a Christmas miracle – the snow even makes my baubles stuck in dead morning glory vines look good. I think so, anyway.
The snow finally stopped this afternoon, and now we are told to expect the bitter cold to settle in. Ah, well.
What’s your favorite plant (no evergreens) for standing out in the winter landscape?