On a weirdly warm New Year's Day, there's a stillness over the garden. No loud colors, no scent, just simple shapes, the slanting light, and lots of tan and green.
I hadn't noticed how much saxifrage 'Whitehill' had filled in the gap between two pieces of tufa this year. It's always done so well for us that I kind of take it for granted.
Saxifrage longifolia has also thrived on tufa in a trough. I'm waiting for the neighboring ramonda to grow up and push back.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Lemon Twist' is getting kind of big to remain in the trough after 6+ years, a common problem with even slow-growing dwarf selections. I love it this time of year for the light it brings so it will stay another year, at least.
Arum italicum always looks fresh in the winter. Thanks goodness for this plant.
Dwarf nandina from a friend. I transplanted it mid-November so fingers crossed it makes it through the winter.
My friend sent an image of her gorgeous winter arrangement in one of my troughs.