Winter may be just days away, but my gardens still offer a touch of holiday cheer. And, with Mother Nature holding off our snow I was able to capture some season’s greetings … in expected and unexpected places.
Pieris japonica ‘Compacta’ … Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’ … Ilex meserveae ‘Blue Maid’ cheerily brighten grey cold days.
Christmas ferns … native mosses … and santolina are contrasts in green.
Shades of browns from a lovely beech … miscanthus grasses … and acorns dotting the ground.
But sometimes holiday cheer comes unexpectedly like below, in leaves of tiny stonecrop sedum, it’s greener cousin, and the pink-tinged edges of euonymus.
Finally, even a mish-mosh of of grapevines, mountain laurel, dried hydrangea, a couple of strands of LED lights, and an old whiskey barrel can bring holiday cheer.
Bon hiver … happy winter … to all.