I love winter. We love how our plants perform. I love how nature has designed them to stand up awhile, despite the falling rain, the heavy icy slushy stuff, despite the nearly one foot of snow and slush earlier this year. I love these plants.
I stop by fairly often just to check. We want to make sure everything is looking good. This November these plants were flattened by over 24 hours of rain-to slush – to snow. I really thought they were going to be flattened for the whole winter.
I was so delighted that after a melt, the plants have sprung back up and are distinctly showing off their forms and textures and colors. Sometimes, in these perfect kissing dusty snows, the white stuff really helps accentuate the deliberateness intrinsic in my design choices.
These pictures were taking at the end of December 2018. What a great way to close out a year!
The Studio will ring in 2019, by accepting our Team’s Gold Award in Ecological Plantings from the Illinois Landscape Contractor Association for this project designed by the Studio.
Grateful for everyone’s contributions to and appreciation of this project!
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