The Capricious Garden- March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

Today begins a regular blog feature.  I will be taking a picture, once a week, of the same garden,  so we can watch it change through the seasons.

I call this the “Winter Garden” because it is the garden we see from the dining room window all winter long.    I put winter gardens in for clients, too.  Evergreens are a really important part of a winter garden.   From this vantage point, the front porch, you can see 10 different evergreens. Some are showing a little winter burn.  Most are conifers, but not all.  The one closest to the front, around the green speaker, is paxistima canbyi, a useful little sub-shrub that is not used nearly often enough.

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Anna March 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Looks like you live up on a hill? So pretty.


Dede March 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Love this idea. Maybe I’ll get inspired by seeing a garden that actually changes. Mine looks kind of the same winter and summer — I know. It’s sad. Feel free to pity me!


Danniel Ward-Packard March 22, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Poor Dede! So sad.


Kathy March 22, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Great idea to show us how you’ll change your winter garden in the weeks ahead.


Danniel Ward-Packard March 22, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Thanks Kathy. It will be fun for me, too, to have a record when when thing happen.


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