Saturday, January 8, 2011

Winter Landscape Design Photos-Structure in the Garden

Barberry 'Rosy Glow' (Winter Landscape)
Winter gardening can have its challenges but there are several things you can do to add interest to your landscape. Structure and form are always important factors to consider and especially when planning for winter. When designing for winter interest it is important to look at the backbone or framework of the garden. An assortment of evergreens along with deciduous trees and shrubs can help to accomplish this task.

An important factor to consider is the branch structure of your trees and shrubs. There is nothing more beautiful than the gentle touch of a winter’s first snow on the branches of trees. Also plantings that display berries in winter or left over seedpods, such as barberry and crape myrtle, can be beautiful when the snow arrives.  Ornamental grasses when kept throughout the winter add interest as well.  

It was snowing here again in the northeast so I had to run out once again and capture some new photos-another Canon moment!  Here is a selection of photos of trees and shrubs that complement the winter landscape.  Also visit my blog on winter landscape design at:  Designing The Winter Garden-Creating All Year Interest in the Landscape.  "A garden is an extension of its owner...a thing of beauty that constantly changes and can be enjoyed forever..."
Crape Myrtle 'Tuscarora' (Winter Garden)
Dwarf Fountain Grass (Winter Interest)
Golden Oriental Spruce 'Skyland' (Winter Garden)
Crape Myrtle 'Tuscarora' Winter Interest
Snow Covered Mugo Pine
Weeping Japanese Maple (Winter Landscape)
Winter Love!


  1. Really glad to find your blog and hope that you're going to be able to give me some good suggestions for gardens to visit when I get up your way.

  2. Hi Charlotte-
    I have been enjoying your blog as well. When you visit our neck of the woods here in Long Island, NY we have the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and New York Botanical Gardens. Also Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania are supposed to be beautiful. I am still trying to get there and can't wait to see them!

  3. oh what a beautiful child covered with snow.landscape designerI love this landscape.I think You are also a good trainer


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