Perennial and tree gardening does not end with the first frost.
Even during winter, certain plants can shine (some almost literally) - obviously, not through their foliage or their flowers. But plants are more than their foliage and their flowers. Their very limbs - visible with the leaves gone - can be fascinating.
Consider these dogwoods (all pictures taken February 2 at Cutler Botanical Gardens, Binghamton, New York)
Red and Yellow together.
Cutler actually had two varieties of red dogwoods. Aren't they lovely?
Other trees provide winter interest, too.
Next week - more Winter Interest plants.
Do you grow plants specifically for winter interest while they sleep? Or, do you live for the growing season?