January 23, 2013
Icy Daggers in the Garden
We had some interesting frost formations outside the other day. They looked more dangerous than delicate - like thorns or daggers or something nasty to touch. The photo above shows twigs on a 'Kwanzan' cherry tree.
Here is the frost on a 'Green Tower' boxwood.
You can see the boxwood looks a bit faded from the winter cold, but this type doesn't turn completely bronze. Our new front door is in the background - I love the extra light it lets in through its south-facing window.
A clematis vine growing on the east side of the house gathered some frost.
The branches of my dogwood trees have such a pretty form in winter. When it snows, the twigs catch big clumps of snow like hands with fingers outstretched.
Here is one of my two frosty 'Blue Moon' wisterias. I planted them two years ago and hope that this year they'll finally bloom.
Hopefully the earliest crocus will start flowering next month. I heard birds chirping outside today, though spring is months away. I'm enjoying the garden through the windows until then!