A tinge of frost adds a unique beauty to plants. It’s a fleeting beauty. Once the temperature rises the tinge of frost becomes a memory, unless drawn outside to digitally capture frost-kissed plants in the garden.
These views greeted me this morning, urging me to grab the camera and head into my Connecticut garden, even before sipping my first cup of coffee.
Leaving seed heads standing through the colder months adds garden interest even without blooms. Sedum seed heads catch the eye when viewed in front of an evergreen shrub.
But the beauty of Ilex compacta leaves stand on their own, particularly when kissed by frost, giving them a variegated look.
Adjacently-planted rose and lavender complement each other in every season.
But lavender, too, is lovely on its own.
The holly and the ivy take on a special glow when covered in frost. Holly berries are a perennial favorite.
Frost highlights the details of ivy leaves.
Even lifeless leaves and buds look special draped in frost’s silvery glow. Frost transforms browning bayberry leaves,
and adorns a common coneflower seed head.
A reddish glow gives holiday flare to azalea leaves,
and turns pieris buds into Mother Nature’s holiday decorations.