Posts tagged #Winter interest

Shades Of Brown

Shades of brown - rich, textured, prickly or glistening - steal the show, especially with no snow!

Posted on December 13, 2015 and filed under Inspiration.

Extending The Show

It’s not enough that our generous plants provide bloom, foliage, scent – many also offer enchanting seed heads to extend their show.  Seed heads add drama and detail to augment the tapestry of the garden.  They often parade into winter capturing snow, feeding birds and offering interest for our winter garden souls.  Above are four of my most cherished and enjoyed seed heads:  the ‘Dr.Seuss hair-do’ from clematis, the whirly fluff from pasque flower, the exquisite detail from poppies, and the riotous spheres from allium.  And my favourite seed head list is long, also including: coneflowers, money plant, false lupine, chinese lanterns, astilbe, grasses, the platters of sedum and yarrow, and beloved milkweed. (Read more about clematis by clicking here,  about pasque flower by clicking here, poppy seed heads by clicking here, and alliums by clicking here.)  

Posted on March 27, 2015 and filed under Inspiration, Perennials.