For me in both my nursery garden and my own garden at home here in the Scottish borders it's all about foliage and evergreens at this time of year. Occasionally there is a random out of season brave flower or two or early snow drops if the weather has been mild. Earlier in the week I went rummaging in amongst the dead leaves and last years plant growth to see what was colourful. It's amazing what you can find. Thank you to May Dreams Gardens for letting us join in.
|There is plenty colour when you look closely in this Scottish garden|
|Euphorbia characias subsp. Wulfenii has flowered right through winter, planted in a sheltered spot it has flowered through two Scottish winters so far|
|Nature makes the best hearts|
Tellima grandiflora Rubra Group
|Cyclamen hederifolium, great under trees and shrubs, when buying select the best marked leaved plants|
|Snow drops are starting to peek through|
|You can always cheat and escape from the cold into the heated greenhouse and pretend you're in the desert on the cacti bench or in the jungle amongst the yuccas and Abutilons|
|Heuchera and Dryopteris for winter colour|
|Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver' and |
Heucherella 'Brass Lanterns'
|Pulmonaria 'Rachel vernie'|
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