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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Imagine This

Unfortunately, as the days get shorter and colder, most of the color that surrounds us is from the sky rather than the ground. Our gardens have shed its once picturesque and eye-catching foliage. Whittled down to its winter outfit, the austerity of our gardens can be stark or dramatic. It always depends on your imagination and point of view. So speaking of views, make sure you capture those special winter moments of illumination in your landscape.

When the sun is just starting to breech the horizon or set in the winter sky, silhouettes of trees and shrubs can offer spectacular effects. What create the matrix of a winter garden’s atmosphere are the many twists and turns and various patterns of the trunks, branches, stems, and remaining seed heads of the landscape. Let’s not forget any hardscape or other sculptural elements that embellish and accent the winter composition. Terri Guillemets imagines it best. “The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination.” There is no hibernation for a creative minded gardener.

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