There's so much that changes in the MG landscape throughout the year...we thought a plant trial and garden blog was the best way to start sharing "what's new" and "what's happening with all those new varieties" with you! Visit often for updates on how trial plants are performing in the gardens and to see photos throughout the season as we grow and change!

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 1st 2011 - Here comes the snow!

Hello again,
What beautiful weather has graced our area of the world today. Can we really complain? At least we're not in New York right? It's almost noon, and the great storm of 2011 has not appeared yet. I can still take some images of falling snow with some degree of visibility. Hopefully tomorrow, or at least Thursday I'll post some images of what a foot or more of snow can do to our garden. Alas, here are some pictures from this morning with minimal amounts of snow on the ground. Hope you enjoy!

Echinacea variety

In the middle is Panicum mixed with many other perennials.

An image with the woods in the background. Piet's use of grasses really works well in the winter. Using his philosophy of keeping the plants up over the winter is clearly shown why here. What beauty we'd miss out on if these were cut to the ground.

One last view with a different angle to the woods. Again, his use of various textures are really pronounced when snow falls. The different shades of brown are quite attractive as well.

Thanks again for taking the time to read the blog. I hope you are all safe today and nice and warm. Until next time, have a great day!

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