Celebrating Winter Interest!: Learning to appreciate

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Celebrating Winter Interest!

By dave
February 14, 2015

Pine cones, seed heads, winter bloomers, colorful red berries, and much more! Let's kick off Winter Interest Week with a look at the most popular plants in our database that give some kind of interest to our gardens in the winter. We also introduce a new gallery option in our database for winter interest, with bonus acorns this week!

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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Feb 15, 2015 10:36 AM CST
I am learning to appreciate things like seed pods and interesting bark and the things that you call winter interest. Except that where I am, so much of it is summer interest. The wild plants in particular go dormant in the summer so I have no wildflowers to photograph so instead I've gotten interested in photographing things like seed pods and interesting bark.
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Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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Feb 16, 2015 10:51 PM CST
Here in the UK there is a lot to admire in winter. You can stand back and really appreciate the structure of the garden. And the sombre winter colour schemes are wonderful. I remember reading Rosemary Verey's excellent book The Garden In Winter many years ago.
It was rather different when I lived in Maine, but again, you have to appreciate the season as one of rest and preparation even when there's not a scrap of green to be seen. I understand New England has been hard hit this winter with several feet of snow within a short time. I have snowdrops here..

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