The Beauty of Winter

With the coming of the rain and cold weather people don’t get outside as much and they miss the beauty of winter. Here are a few photos of plants at Dawn Gardens in the winter.

Trunk and bark of the Strawberry Tree (Arbutus ‘Marina’)

Winter foliage and winter bouquet of Hydrangeas.

Mexican Sage (Salvia Leucantha ‘Midnight’)

Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’)

Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans)

Beautyberry (Callicarpa bodinieri ‘Profusion‘)

Mushrooms growing in mulch

Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis)

Snowberry (Symphoricarpus albus)

Skimmia reevesiana

Tiny mushrooms growing on moss

Camellia sasanqua blooms in fall and winter.

Twigs of Bloodtwig Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire)

Washington Thorn (Crataegus phaenopyrum)

Evergreen Dogwood fruit (Cornus capitata)

The cool weather of the winter brings out the foliage colors of some plants such as this Coral Bells plant. (Heuchera ‘Forever Purple’)

Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum)

White Hellebore

European Cranberry Bush (Viburnum opulus)

Bacopa ‘Blue’

Elephant Ears (Bergenia crassifolium) blooms in January and February.

Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum)

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