Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Living in warmer climates I payed attention to Winter Interest plants. There were things like Scabiosa and pansies that would bloom all winter, parsley would stay green and perky, and the days would often be warm enough to go and wander through the winter garden.
Now I live in New England.
Now I understand that Winter Interest means plants that look good in November, when the leaves have fallen but the temperatures are still tolerable, and March when the snow has started to melt but you can't get into the garden to do anything but plan.
Plants like this
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aurea'
Santolina chamaecyparissus (lavender cotton)
Thyme either Archer's Gold or Aureus
and even this.
Sedum Autumn Fire
But when the thermometer looks like this
my gardening interests turn inside and my idea of Winter Interest includes plants like this
Narcissus tazetta, forgottus varietus
Cyclamen - once again blogger insists on posting an image sideways!
and the best part of Winter Interest is this
Eventually I will start posting about my houseplants (I have over 50 pots inside including wintering herbs and the forced bulbs). You are forewarned.