In garden design, the goal is to create a garden that looks great in all seasons. In the winter. . . here in Michigan. . . you need to consider "winter interest" -- and create a garden that will bring joy -- even in the snow.
Seedheads and grasses look magical when they capture and hold a little snow.
Back in the fall, when I cleaned up my garden for the season, I intentionally left some of the plants and grasses as they were. For the snow.
The snow makes a wonderful contrast on the bark of trees and highlights the bare branches that would otherwise disappear into the background.
The snow helps a bleak winter landscape look . . . lovely!
(Snow has such magical properties that it can even bring "winter interest" to a rusty old mildewed hockey net!)
I'm enjoying the snow today. . . because the weather forecast says rain is on the way. Yes, rain for Christmas. I try not to pay too much attention to weather forecasts -- because weather does . . . whatever it does. But I really don't like rain on top of snow. And I really don't like rain at Christmas. Sigh. That's Michigan for you! We get a lot of weather here.
And, speaking of Michigan, here's a special holiday greeting for you!
Enjoy this last push before The Big Day!