Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Winter Garden

biped...."The winter garden can be quite drab and boring, but with a little imagination you can easily turn a three season yard into a four season one."

biped...."We are't there yet, but we've started. We're really lucky because we live about ten miles from the state Nursery where they grow all kinds of trees and shrubs. The first year that we were here I ordered $52.00 worth of trees. Didn't sound like much till April rolled around and we got our call to pick up our trees and shrubs. This guy below is one of them. It's a red barked dogwood. So even when there's no leaves there is still color in the yard."



biped...."The plant shown next is called a Winter Berry. After the leaves fall off a mauve colored berry is left. (I have no clue why these look red). I planted a whole bunch of these only to discover that if I went out into our woods that there were oodles of them out there planted by mother nature. Ooops, did I mention that there were 135 trees and shrubs for me to pick up that April?"




biped....."The plant shown below is another one of my favorites. I suspect that it won't grow here because of the extreme cold and because it originated in Florida but it's still neat. It's called a Snow Berry. It has little fruits that look like popcorn which last all winter long."



Heesh...."We wants to thank our new friends Hendrix and Joplin for the neat award dey gave us. Of course we're going to have to work on da biped cuz she isn't following da rules."

7 comments:

Purrfect Haven said...

thank you for a tour of your garden - we enjoyed it and loved the photos and your imagination! Darcy and Bingley

milocat said...

What beautiful plants and trees. we enjoyed the tour.

Milo and Alfie xx

Brian said...

Poor little garden, it needs so sunshine and warmth too!

Furkidsmom said...

You got all those trees and bushes for $52?? Mom says that's a great bargain! How long did it take to plant them all?

Cory said...

Those plants are so beautiful! We could use some winter color around here...I'll have Jonesie work on it. I'm going to take a nap.

Eric and Flynn said...

The plants look lovely and add much needed colour through the winter. Our mum said that her mum used to have a bush like the Snow Berry and they called it the Snowball Bush.She doesn't know if it is exactly the same because it was a very long time ago.

Angel and Kirby said...

Those are very pretty plants. We love the dogwood!