WINTER
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The Magnolia
The Magnolia

The fat buds of spring shown large against the startlingly beautiful East Hampton pink-tinged winter twilight sky.

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Hellebore hybrid
Hellebore hybrid

The property is filled with Hellebores, but this one is the most persistent – rising up out of 4 or 5 inches of snow. “Look at me” it teases. I will never have enough hellebores.

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Winter on Davids Lane
Winter on Davids Lane

The snow helps one visualize the grace of the garden.

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SEEDHEADS
SEEDHEADS

One of the thrills of winter are the various shapes and colors of the seed pods which hold all the promise of what’s next.

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Acer palmatum Sango kaku
Acer palmatum Sango kaku

These are the fire red branches of winter. Probably the most intense color Imaginable in the winterscape.

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EVERGREEN
EVERGREEN

Aside from our beloved conifers, the only reliably green element of the winter garden is moss.

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BLOW YE WINDS
BLOW YE WINDS

The Tiger’s Eye Pine, Pinus densiflora ‘Oculis Draconis’ withstands winter with great strength and alacrity.

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ACCESSORIES
ACCESSORIES

Often lost among the green of summer, the winter silhouettes can be amazing — all sorts of sculpture can be garden adaptable.

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MAHONIA
MAHONIA

Another of the great qualities of this adaptable and sophisticated shrub Is its architecture — particularly stunning in the snow.

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SIgn-up here for Dirtier; Dianne's Every-so-often Garden Memoir.