Appreciating Nature through Gardening

In My Garden

Winter Diversion

A fresh layer of snow powders the garden this morning.   I love winter when it looks like this.


Autumn Color

Japanese Anemone and Maple

The brilliant white petals of  ‘Honorine Joubert’ against fiery foliage of Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’ foreshadow winter snows and warm hearths.  Japanese anemones can be rather assertive, and every spring I tear out about half of the plants in this bed as they crowd the smaller occupants.  This gorgeous combination guarantees that it will never be completely removed.  It’s also a harbinger of my much anticipated trip to Japan on a Garden Vistas tour led by Dr. Allan Armitage  — detailed posts to follow!