Beauty in the garden takes on a different form during cold months in my Connecticut gardens. As a short stroll on a frosty morning reveals, plants and shrubs that otherwise might go unnoticed take on a magical air when kissed by frost.
Brown bayberry leaves look like chocolate sprinkled with sugar.
Boxwood leaves edged in silver frost.
Ferns decorated by Jack Frost.
Blades of fescue kissed with frozen water droplets.
Pennisetum brushes reflect frosty dew.
Pieris blooms glow through an icy coating.
Santolina shines even more silvery than normal.
Viburnum details are highlighted under a frosty coat.
Winterberry berries drip with early morning ice.