The Winter Garden

We don’t get much snow at Dawn Gardens since the elevation is only 1300′. But this year we got a little snow – just enough to bring winter beauty to the garden but not enough to cause damage.

Here are a couple of videos taken on golf cart rides through the garden:

The Camellia garden

Dawn Gardens as viewed from the street.

Here are a couple of other videos showing the snow adding some sparkle to the central part of the gardens:

Some winter interest in the garden comes from the plants that produce fruit at that time:

Washington Thorn (Crataegus phaenopyrum)

Persimmon (Diospyros kaki)

European Cranberry Bush (Viburnum opulus)

Crabapple (Malus ‘Strawberry Parfait‘)

Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus)

A few plants have colored leaves due to the cold weather:

Creeping Mahonia (Mahonia repens)

Geranium sanguineum ‘Mac Frei’

Nandina domestica ‘Harbor Bay’

Multicolor Heather (Calluna vulgaris ‘Multicolor’)

Some plants go into winter dormancy later in December or January:

Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Karl Forester’)

Dwarf Bamboo

Spiraea ‘Neon’

Spiraea thunbergii ‘Ogon’

Some of the early Daffodils are starting to bloom such as this ‘Paperwhite’:

Narcissus ‘Falconet’ blooms in January and February.

One of the other bulbs that bloom in the winter is Common Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis):

Many varieties of Hellebores bloom in the winter. This is Helleborus ‘Ivory Prince’:

Some plants have colorful twigs and stems in the winter because of the cold weather.

Acer x conspicuum ‘Phoenix’

There are many beautiful mushrooms coming up in the garden in the winter. Unfortunately I don’t know their names.

One Comment Add yours

  1. carmettelmann says:

    Thank you for sharing your winter wonderland. We enjoyed the photos and videos as well.


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