Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Structure in the snow

Euonymus, the Peegee hydrangea e between the birch trunks and the shadows add interest, and  help draw your eye to this scene.
The architectural structure of the weeping tree adds to the winter interest even without leaves. 
When you stare out the window or go for a walk in the winter, little vignettes catch your eye.  When you are planning your garden, it is important to think about what certain spaces in our garden will look like in the winter if you still want to enjoy the scene.  Some plants are worth planting for their structure, like the hydrangeas and the smaller weeping trees.  Make some notes now, on areas of your garden which would benefit from height, structure or interest in the form of swaying grasses. Then plant in the Spring to achieve the season long vistas that will gladden your eye.