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"Winter is the time to appreciate the bare bones of your garden."
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I do like a pretty garden so I can find my winter garden a bit drab but if I take the time to really look there are great images, this one like a geometric painting!!!!
I'm sure a lot of you fellow forum buddies have wonderful "real" winter gardens with real snow and real cold.
Ths is my Japanese Powton Tree. It's hard to imagine it in full bloom...in Spring, our September through November, full of purple tubular flowers, looking magnificent and pretty. Now it's looking magnificent and bold.
 
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It would be perfect if it wasn't for that one leaf in upper left :)
 
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Indeed...I like the garden in winter but when all the leaves fall my back yard and deck doesn't seem so private because I see my neighbors' houses again.
I planted some ornamental grasses this spring and need to get some more in. Something that grows big and stays feathery and upright all year for "winter interest."
 
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I love winter, I like it way more than this awful season... summers are just not my thing, some people love them, but others like me don't appreicate the sun burns and the scroching tempereatures. Plus winter gardens don't look bad at all ;) I appreciate that beauty!
 
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Winter has its own beauty for sure, but less colors as far as flowers. The sky sometimes has such beautiful hues and the barren tree can make a breath-taking image.
 
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Believe me, there is nothing worse than real snow and real cold;) I hate winter! But I love looking at leaveless trees. They're beautiful, their branches look like dark lace:)
 
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Believe me, there is nothing worse than real snow and real cold;) I hate winter! But I love looking at leaveless trees. They're beautiful, their branches look like dark lace:)
I like that analogy Claudine. I'll make a point of thinking of black lace when I look at barren trees. Thanks for the positive imagery. :)
 
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Indeed...I like the garden in winter but when all the leaves fall my back yard and deck doesn't seem so private because I see my neighbors' houses again.
I planted some ornamental grasses this spring and need to get some more in. Something that grows big and stays feathery and upright all year for "winter interest."
Good luck with the your search for the big and ever- feathery, BethB. Please share your finds.
We have at tall black mesh fence adjoining our neighbors and along it I have acanthus growing but it dies off, actually virtually disappears, in summer so you can see straight through. I have tried a few things but when the acanthus grow back it tends to smother things. I have planted 3 Virginia Creepers along it but this is taking a while, I think because of the acanthus being so overwhelming. About 2 years ago I planted several elephants ears and they are actual strong enough to give the acanthus a run for their money. You can still see into the yard but it seems a little less invasive, luckily it's quite a distance from our house so it isn't really a privacy issue, more maybe an aesthetic one, maybe even territorial, I'm not quite sure.:confused:
 
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The shedding of leaves does make the tree look artistic but not the yard :LOL:
 
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The shedding of leaves does make the tree look artistic but not the yard :LOL:
How right you are Grouie!!!! ;) Maybe whilst the leaves maintain their autumn colors they manage to get away with looking good but after that they're just plain untidy.o_O
 
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Winter brings its own beauty.

This is an old photo that I took, 400 yards from us, but I used filters.
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In our garden. If there was a robin in the picture this would make a good Christmas card :)
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Winter brings its own beauty.

This is an old photo that I took, 400 yards from us, but I used filters.
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Everything else is without filers

Across the road from us
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and further along the road
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In our garden. If there was a robin in the picture this would make a good Christmas card :)
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Summer or winter rain or shine you have the best (y)(y)(y)
 
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Winter brings its own beauty.

This is an old photo that I took, 400 yards from us, but I used filters.
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Everything else is without filters

Across the road from us
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and further along the road
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In our garden. If there was a robin in the picture this would make a good Christmas card :)
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Those photos are beautiful! I especially love the one with filters, because it looks magical, it makes me think about fairy tales:)
But the truth is that I like winter only in pictures;)
 
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Winter brings its own beauty.

This is an old photo that I took, 400 yards from us, but I used filters.
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Everything else is without filters

Across the road from us
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and further along the road
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In our garden. If there was a robin in the picture this would make a good Christmas card :)
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Thanks for those lovely chilled photos. Stunning. It's amazing to see the splashes of colour. I'm stunned that they survive in snow but I guess that's just my lack of experience with such conditions. :confused:
 
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There are lots of plants that are quite happy blooming when there's snow around. (y)

I love our climate :) but today was rather warm and sticky, for England, with a temperature in our garden of 84F and humidity above 90%. They're forecasting temperatures well into the 90's next week.
 

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