Six on Saturday – Texture in the Winter Garden – February 1, 2020

So foggy this morning it was after 9 when I ventured out. And I was glad I did because look what I found — the first hellebore blooms. The evergreen helebore leaves provide texture in my winter garden. The blooms are a bonus.

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2. I love this crepe myrtle bark.

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3. The silver maples have wonderful craggy bark with lichens and moss at the soil’s edge.

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4. Contrasting textures of Hollywood juniper in the background, and rhododendron to the right. In the forefront a euonymus (Silver Queen? it looks more white than in the photo) and liriope. You can see the fog still hanging in the air.

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5. A mahonia that I stuck in a back corner of the garden is doing just fine. It provides some texture against the solidago stems which need to be cut back.

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6. And finally..the hope of spring… buds on some daffodils.

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That’s my Six on Saturday, this foggy February morning, as I found textures in the winter garden. The meme was started by The Propogator, a UK gardener. This is the link to the rules if you’d like to join in.

 

12 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – Texture in the Winter Garden – February 1, 2020

  1. Both barks are really lovely, but the hellebore leaves are equally wonderful. Love your mahonia buds – ours are out here & I missed the little bi-coloured packages. Will have to remember to look for them next year. The fog looks like you’re over here in the UK. Is there danger lurking behind that rhodie?

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