|Nandina domestica (Heavenly Bamboo) berries|
|Picea pungens 'Montgomery' Globe Spruce|
|Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Gold Mop'|
Seen here is the 'Burgundy Glow' Ajuga that I just planted this year next to Golden Sedge. Ajuga has been stubborn in my gardens in the past but this year it has really taken off. I finally found the perfect spot for it in dappled shade and with northeastern exposure.
Here is the Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar that has had much growth this summer. In the backdrop is Cryptomeria japonica 'Angelica' along with 'Gold Mop' Cypress (left) and Barberry 'Rosy Glow' (right). The Barberry is starting to form some of its vibrant red berries that look beautiful throughout winter.
At this time of year the 'Chesapeake' hollies produce clusters of plump black berries. I really enjoy this added December interest in the garden...so much fun! The vibrant red berries of Nandina domestica (photo above) are also a sight to behold!
This Crape Myrtle is one of my favorite trees in the garden. It even draws interest in winter with its spent blooms and interesting seed heads. When the blossoms fade clusters of greenish berries darken as they dry out. These seed heads attract birds to the winter landscape and provide a welcomed food source for our feathered friends.
The Lambs Ear is still looking good even in December.This plant is just amazing in that its foliage really adds interest for many months throughout the year.
These are the moss rock boulders that I added for some impact last summer. I am really enjoying the dimension that they add to the garden. Soon the winter snow will cover them to add some additional interest.
|Dwarf Mugo Pine Against Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar and Moss Rock|
|Blue Atlas Cedar|
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my December garden. Please visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens for more December blooms around the world.
"Nature has undoubtedly mastered the art of winter gardening and even the most experienced gardener can learn from the unrestrained beauty around them." ~Vincent A. Simeone ("Wonders of the Winter Landscape")
"The gardening season officially begins on January 1st, and ends on December 31."- Marie Huston
As Always... Happy Gardening and a Happy GBBD!
Author: Lee @A Guide To Northeastern Gardening Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.