Here’s a column in the Minneapolic Star-Tribute called Winter Interest, Yeah, Right.
And I couldn’t agree more. There are many magnificent winter sights throughout Western New York, but my garden isn’t one of them. If I want winter interest, I’ll drive up to Niagara Falls to check out the rapids or the gorge, which are beautiful almost all the time, though not quite so much during early spring and late fall. Or I could go in the other direction; the three domes of the botanical gardens are perfect surrounded by white. Winter is a good time for Victorian architecture of all types to shine; at other times, the buildings are obscured by leafed-out trees.
I do have some shrubs that seem to be able to poke up above the snow cover, but I hope they’re not doing it because they expect me to look at them. Your mileage may vary and probably does, but I like the big landscapes in winter. Not so much the small domestic ones.
I do hope we can keep this cover through February though.Posted by Elizabeth Licata on January 27, 2011 at 5:00 am, in the category Real Gardens.