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U.S.A., Washington State. USDA zone 8a. Sunset climate zone 5

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

First Snow in My Garden, Zone 8a


I'm glad we had this light snow before the latest hard freeze killed a lot of foliage and some late blooms.
It laid graciously on the stems, trunks, leaves and buds, thereby transforming the garden into a winter wonderland.
New this season were some splashes of color juxtaposed on otherwise  green-black -white tapestry.

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Mediterranean palm, Clematis montana,  Escalonia

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Japanese Forest Grass
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Potager

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Clematis montana leaves just started to turn yellow at the end of the month.

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Japanese Aralia flowers remind me of some fancy dessert.

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Giant Tetrapanax leaves  were weighted down but didn't lost their shape right  after the snow.
Today, two days after the snowfall, they look pretty miserable.

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The folding chair, a $1 parking lot sale find, suddenly became a star of the garden with its bright egg-yellow back!

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Mondo grass

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Who won't shrivel:  it's Araucaria.

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Fuchsia Double Otto

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Japanese Maple Deshojo

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Giant Magnolia brownish color looks good!

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Lacecap Hydrangea 'Princess Lace'

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Native Western Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)

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Blackberry

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Rose Regensberg Floribunda

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Berberis thunbergii 'Maria' (Gold Barberry)

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Quiet morning was interrupted by a windy burst.

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Monarda

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Burning Bush

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Scilla peruviana

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My brand new Desert King Fig tree

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Hydrangea Endless Summer

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I see three seasoms in the picture above - green summer, yellow fall and white winter.

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Alyssum was still blooming before the snowfall.

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Sedum Autumn Joy

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Fuchsia Dollar Princess

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Japanese Aralia

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I brought my brand new Abutilon inside for the winter. I hope it'll be happy here.
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Stay warm my friends! !


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23 comments:

  1. It is pretty, and your photographs of it are lovely! But now, two days later, I am ready for it to start melting. My Tetrapanax is also looking very sad today.

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  2. It is nice when it is a dusting of snow- just enough to really accentuate and not do much damage. The statuary is especially pretty with the snow.

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  3. Your garden looks great in every season and it's very nice to see the photos with the bright green behind the dusting of snow.

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  4. The dusting of snow makes your garden a winter wonderland Tatyana. I always wish for this small of an amount but we are not usually so lucky. Your photography has captured that magical feeling beautifully. Every picture perfection. I especially love the line of boxwoods with the one in a container.

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  5. What beauty added to your garden by this light dusting of snow. It looks like a coating of powdered sugar.

    Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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  6. What beautiful images, Tatyana! Everything looks so magical with a light dusting of snow; you're right, that yellow director's chair is such a striking accent in the middle of all the frosted greenery. We had a light snow in November, but I was out of town and didn't get a single photo before it all melted. You have such a beautiful garden!

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  7. Karne MashburnDecember 03, 2014

    Again, you have captured the moment. I can see your facial expression in my mind when the wind blew the snow off of the trees. Great timing for a good shot. I was walking around your yard with you as I looked at the photos. I had a full day planned that day and had to leave the house early so I didn't get to take any photos. I'm glad you did and was able to share them with us. Hugs~

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  8. It's always a pleasure to visit your garden in any weather, thank you for sharing the magic of the garden in winter

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  9. The snow has turned your elegant garden into a magical wonderland! Your pictures are always spectacular and this post is no exception!

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  10. Truly magical! Some of these images are fit for a postcard. I especially love the views of the snow atop your beautifully manicured hedges. This is the perfect kind of snow: gorgeous but nothing to disrupt one's life!

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  11. Beautiful Tatyana, thanks so much for sharing these wonderful images.

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  12. You have a lovely garden Tatyana, and capture it beautifully in all these photos. Nice to see someone who takes even more photos than I do, I thought I took many for each post but you have broken my record :-) No snow over here in London yet, but we have had one frost night so far.

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  13. These photos are achingly beautiful. It never snows here.

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    1. Sue, the world climate changes so dramatically, so it might snow in your country one day!

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  14. Gorgeous!! I love the look of the snow on those big, mature evergreens you have. I would love to have a garden with mature evergreen trees. I just have to wait a few decades! The snow on the spider web and the roses still blooming - such beauty! Enjoy!

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    1. Indie, thanks! I'm glad they didn't cut down all the trees here before construction. They managed to built in the houses into the forest.

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  15. A winter wonderland indeed....absolutely breathtaking....and late blooming roses covered in snow is like looking at a magical garden.

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    1. Thank you Donna! Roses, especially shrub roses, are so tough!

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  16. Wow, your garden has so much character! Even if they're covered with snow, your plants are still very much alive and still bringing colour. It's just beautiful. The roses were particularly pretty. Wonderful photos as well, by the way!

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    1. Thank you! I think we have as much moisture as you have, but temperatures are higher here - it contributes to a colorful garden's look even in winter.

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