Stripped bare of summer’s leafy, flowery finery, the garden in winter has its own sort of quiet magic. Yes, it’s cold, icy, and there will be slush, but also fresh coats of snow, birds and animals chillin’ in the trees, and all sorts of sounds and scents now amplified by the quiet of the season.
There are lots of ways to make the garden “show” in the snow–from arches coated in the white stuff to windswept vistas that sparkle in cold winter light. But what if you could have a winter garden that tickles all of your senses and makes you want to stop and linger outside?
Let’s consider the five senses–sight, sound, touch, taste, smell–and play with ways that small elements added to your garden can delight and inspire.
Here are few of our ideas. We’d love to hear yours!
A few of our craftsmen’s favorite winter garden moments:
“A conifer branch holding four inches or so of new fallen powder snow.” –Sabrina
“Intricate crystals of frost, found only if you bundle up and wander the garden.” –Sandy
“The smell of winter is the best. Ozone and wood smoke and snow.”– Sara
What’s your favorite? Share below!
Adding elements that contrast with all of the white can help tocreate interesting focal points. Bring in colorwith painted elements such as fences, gates, arches, or arbors. Look at how blue this blue fence and gate are nestled into a snowy scene! Other ideas: