We had a heavy frost all week and I took some pictures of the frost-covered evergreens in the garden on Thursday before we woke up on Friday to the most gorgeous blanket of snow. This week in both the frost and the snow, the garden absolutely sparkled! My #SixonSaturday this week from my garden is a white one!
This picture of the frost-covered Kale is one of my favourites. I love the way the frost has settled on the leaves, making it look like it is just meant to be there. Kale survives the winter well and not only does it taste great, but covered in a blanket of frost, it also looks great!
I have two Viburnum Tinus which have grown way better than I had anticipated to really fill out in the border and they give great evergreen structure all year long but are particularly welcome at this time of year. Once the pink flowers appear, I cut and use lots of Viburnum in spring wreaths on the doors as the combination of evergreen foliage and delicate flowers looks fresh and bright.
Rhododenrons are another evergreen staple in the garden providing structure in the winter and colour in late spring and early summer. The one sits just where the late morning sun hits and this week has made the frosty leaves and burgeoning buds simply sparkle!
I do love a Hebe for its evergreen leaves and this one in particular, for that gorgeous blast of purple colour in the late Autumn, early Winter. The leaves are green and glossy and the delicate purple blooms just perfect! If you can manage to snip a little when it is still in colour to bring indoors, then that lovely little pop of purple will certainly brighten any arrangement. This is the last little show of colour I think for now so it’s great to be able to appreciate it up close.
The leaves of the Choysia Ternata look amazing covered in a layer of hard frost and as another evergreen in the garden, they ensure that there is always something upon which to look.
And then on Friday, the snow fell! I didn’t want to fill the whole #sixonsaturday feed with snowy pictures as my Instagram feed is full of them but fresh snowfall on the Leylandii trees makes it look like Christmas is just about to begin!
On a Saturday, gardeners from around the world share six things from their garden in their blogs and on social media. It’s a great way to see over the fence of what is going on in other people’s gardens. Do feel free to leave a comment and enjoy reading other #SixonSaturday blogs for information and inspiration – you’ll find them posted on The Propagator’s Blog and lots on Twitter on the #SixonSaturday hashtag. The Pink Wheelbarrow can be found on Twitter too at @PinkWheelbarrow.