There is still plenty of beauty in the garden, although, it has to be said, the blooms are few and far between.
We have had our first hard frosts and a few smatterings of snow. The more delicate plants are showing the effects. The last of the Nasturtiums are finished now and the Persicaria ‘Red Dragon’ is looking a bit shrivelled round the edges.
At this time of the year the evergreens really come into their own, but I have also left a few seed heads on the perennials this year and they certainly add to the general ambiance.
The star of the show, to my mind, is the Rudbeckia ‘Little Goldstar’. This has been flowering for months and is still valiantly producing a few blooms between the seed heads.
There are a few other plants still producing the occasional lovely flower.
There are plenty of other things providing interest at this time of the year; twigs, seeds, ferns, leaves and the few berries still left by the birds.
The best thing in the garden at the moment, though, is the promise of the spring to come. Muscari, iris and snowdrop bulbs are peeping though the ground and the Hypericum is in bud – though I do think it is a tad confused!
But for now, the evergreens rule the garden!
With thanks to Helen for hosting this End of Month View