Last week Saturday I woke up, looked out my bedroom window, and screamed "What the heck?" for this was my view:
Every single branch, shrub, and leaf was covered in snow. What a breath-taking sight it made.
Because I live in the zone 4 gardening zone, I plant lots of evergreens and evergreen shrubs for winter interest. I love how the snow covers the branches of the evergreen trees and the evergreen mounds in the retaining wall gardens.
The woods and river beneath my property looked especially tranquil after the fresh fallen snow.
I always leave the hydrangea blossoms on the bushes all fall and winter long. The flowers change colors so many times in the fall before they finally settle into this beige/brown shade for the winter. The big blossoms provide interesting shape during the winter months, and I love the added effect of the snow on them.
Everything always seems so perfect after a fresh snowfall, doesn't it? It almost makes me not miss the flowers....well, almost.
This snowfall was so pristine...not one spot of any branch remained uncovered. Who needs leaves on trees when you have this snow effect?
I especially love the effect of snow on evergreen branches. Some of the evergreen branches in my yard were so heavy with snow that they touched the ground!
I adore the way my little red gardening shed looks in the snow, don't you?
Now that my garden is about twenty years old, you can really see the importance of having both shrubs (undergrowth) with trees in a garden. Even in the winter, it looks full and lush when there are not any flowers growing.
I hope you enjoyed my little winter garden tour. And as an extra treat, here is a picture of my kitty Jackson being entertained by a squirrel. I hate to go outside to feed the "birds" during the winter, so I just put the bird seed right on the roof of my house. All I have to do is open the window and fill-er-up. I never even have to step outside! Jackson enjoys it too...he has free entertainment all winter long. The birds and squirrels are so use to seeing Jackson by the window that they don't even flinch when he is nearby. It's so funny.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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