Welcome to our "Woodland Wonders." A crab apple
tree, juniper, and yew line the driveway.
Surprise! We're back in Terie Rawn's garden today. We saw
fall yesterday, and there was no way we could leave you hanging, so..... Today
Terie says, "As the winter months pass by those busy Holidays, we settle
into a routine and often forget to look for winter's beauty. Shoveling, stoking
wood stoves, plowing a long driveway, and layering hoodies and scarves can
become a bit monotonous. I find it helpful to have a couple focal points to
view from inside. The gardens are positioned for that very reason. Both summer
and winter hold interest from just inside our windows. For me, second only to
gardening is birding. We place feeders at gardens' edge to view the flurry of
activity from our living room and kitchen windows. Many perennials are left
standing to benefit their appetites. I find very little problem with the
potential of nuisance reseeding. Our feathered friends have it under
wet snow clings to the trees. Oregano and 'Autumn Joy' sedum are in the
foreground. A rose of Sharon to their right.
Ornamental grass is still graceful well into the beginning
of winter. To its left stands coneflower seed heads that I leave for the
Backyard brick path still gets a stroller now and then even
on the coldest of days. (That would be me, with camera in hand)
Pressure treated Adirondack chairs withstand winter's fury
and await an occasional visitor. Hot cocoa anyone?
Tall white phlox is left standing for wintering feathered
friends to search through.
Conversing about the weather perhaps?