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.