|Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blushing Bride' (winter habit)|
|Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blushing Bride' (vegetative buds)|
|Cercis canadenis (Eastern Redbud) bark|
|Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud) twigs and vegetative buds|
|Hylotelephium 'Matrona' (broken, dried flower head)|
|Hylotelephium 'Matrona' (dried flower head)|
This is the stretch of winter that is hard on so many people in cold climates. Sun is scarce, the glow of the holidays has ended, and spring often seems eons away. We hope for the day when our landscape will burst forth in new life. Mother Nature is much more subtle. If we look closely enough, we realize that she is working day-by-day, slowly easing our landscapes into the new season.
For additional photos from Week 3 at Cherry Creek, please see http://fromthesoilblog.shutterfly.com/homegarden/2665 and http://fromthesoilblog.shutterfly.com/homegarden/2635.