Saturday, December 19, 2009

Picture Perfect Snow


We awoke to a winter wonderland this morning!  Later today, we'll be celebrating a family Christmas and the snow is perfect for putting us in the holiday mood. It's a busy day, but I took a few minutes to go walkabout and capture a few images of the snowy beauty.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' by the gazebo

 

Garden girl dances in the garden by the snow-covered Hellebores and the Dwarf Alberta Spruces (Picea glauca).



The Christmas ball clusters that hang from the pergola never look so pretty as when they're laden with snow.



Max keeps watch over "his" garden.  The Autumn Moor Grass (Sesleria autumnalis) is a four-season ornamental that's one of my favorites. Strangely, it's one of the few grasses that the cats don't munch.



The annual Marguerite Daisies (Argyranthemum frutescens 'Madeira Cherry Red') collect puffballs of snow, making them attractive, even in death.  The Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Cardinal') has put on its red coat, while Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' glows.

The photo above is featured on Susan Reimer's blog, "Garden Variety," which she writes for The Baltimore Sun.  Thank you for asking to use it, Susan! I'm honored!  But God really did the artwork.  :-)

14 comments:

Bren said...

Your kitty is brave to adventure out in the snow.... My boys sit on the porch under the kitty tree and admire the snow!
THE kitchen calls me.... ENJOY the snow - it is what makes OHIO wonderfuL!

Peg said...

Thanks for a walk in your Winter Wonderland!

Melanie said...

You have a beautiful garden. The Cornus sericea 'Cardinal' looks so nice against the white snow. I guess it is an example of what the experts call planning for winter interest. It wouldn't work quite so well in my garden since we get way too much snow. Enjoy your Christmas celebrations with your family.

Sheila said...

Brrrrr!! Stay warm!

Randy Emmitt said...

Kylee,
We got about the same amount of snow last night too. You Max looks like our Grumpy but Grumpy only has one eye. He spent the night in the animal hospital two night ago. He's getting better but the pocket book took a huge hit too close to Christmas.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your garden looks beautiful with the snow cover. A perfect backdrop for Christmas celebrations. I really like the balls haning on your pergola. Have a great day.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

You have a lot of structure in your garden (plants as well as "structures") that make a snowfall look wonderful. I also like the ornament clusters in the pergola. They add just the right shot of color.

Kim and Victoria said...

Snow is so lovely. Wish we were having a white Christmas this year.

Shady Gardener said...

I love that you put the Christmas ornaments outdoors. Have a wonderful Christmas!! :-)

Kate said...

Max is one tough kitty. My cat hibernates indoors as soon as the first snow covers the garden. Beautiful photos. I love that idea of hanging the ornaments outdoors. Such bright festive color.

Merry Christmas, Kylee!

Mary Anne said...

I enjoy the different perspectives you give to your photos...it gives me ideas for my own pictures. Thanks!

Nutty Gnome said...

Great photos Kylee - I love snow!!!
Those decorations under the pergola are a smashing idea ...all I need is a pergola and some decorations!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Much more subdued a snowfall than some got, that's for sure. It does look lovely when it's falling and everything is fresh and clean. We are almost green here because it's gotten mild so it might snow a bit at night but then is drizzly during the day. Weird weather.

Janet said...

Love the red twig dogwood in the snow! It really makes a nice statement with the white blanket of snow.

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