Snow in Carla’s Garden – FineGardening

We’re visiting with Carla Z. Mudry in Malvern, PA, looking back at her garden in January when it was transformed by snow:

The winter garden has its own glory. More structural in nature but a nice fluffy snow will make it soften into a Currier & Ives scene. The winter garden is not only beautiful but allows you to see clearly what you might wish to trim, prune, add, or even move!

Appreciate the magic of the winter season in your garden.

Garden sculptures take on a whole new look in the snow.

shrubs and trees covered in snow

The structure of trees, especially evergreens, is so apparent with snow accenting each and every branch.

large evergreen holly in winter

Winter is the time for this huge holly (Ilex opaca, Zone 5 – 9) to shine. Just a stunning plant.

close up of holly covered in snow

Closer view of the snow-covered holly, dark green leaves and red berries looking all the better for the contrast with the snow.

close up of red berries covered in snow

Berries look so great in the snow. And besides being beautiful, they help provide food for the birds to get them through the cold months. Some berries don’t get softened and ripe enough for birds to eat until after freezing weather, effectively saving them for when food is needed the most.

faded hydrangea bloom covered in snow

Faded hydrangea flowers with snow.

carved wood owl sculpture covered in snow

Carla’s owl sculpture, carved from the stump of a tree, looks beautiful every day of the year, but especially magical in the snow.

small greenhouse on a deck covered in snow

One thing that makes getting through the winter as a gardener easier: A greenhouse!

weather vane garden art in a snow covered garden

Art and sculpture in the garden is extra essential in the winter months.


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