Sun in the winter garden can be magical. The effect on ornamental grasses is particularly punchy, as this clump of Miscanthus sinensis shows. Not all ornamental grasses stand up this well so far into winter, and to some extent their longevity depends on the severity of the winter, especially the amount of snow. If they can be positioned in the garden so that they are backlit by the winter sun, possibly with darker evergreens as a foil, their presence is as exciting as anything the summer garden has to offer.
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When bees come to visit the earliest flowers, I know that spring is truly here. … Read More
Even the lowly (because ubiquitous) spirea can surprise you with loveliness on a blustery day in April. My main complaint is that it has too many merits, requires too little of us, which seems churlish just now, when spirea is the first shrub to leaf out most bravely. … Read More
Galanthus, more commonly: snowdrops, are one of the earliest garden pleasures in the year, often breaking through the snow long before February is over. And now in mid-March they are still looking splendidly sturdy. They are a welcome sign that spring is indeed progressing and that renewal can happen. Again. … Read More