And here’s one of judy’s images from yesterday’s shoot in the garden.
In front, the biscuit brown stems and foliage of Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ look so warm against the snow in spite of their coating of ice. And behind, the arching branches of the variegated beauty bush, Kolkwitzia amabilis Dream Catcher (‘Maradco’) make a statement that is both bold and soft at the same time.
At the top, a last fiery pair of leaves cling to the shoots of one of the dark-leaved ninebarks, Physocarpus opulifolius Coppertina (‘Mindia’), known in Europe as Diable d’Or.
Not a flower to be seen (the hellebores that opened in November are under there somewhere), hardly a leaf, and most of the plants very definitely dormant. But still a quietly colorful and intriguing garden.