A Winter Garden in Ontario-Photos

wyndyacre(z6B SW Ont.)January 17, 2008

I've been developing my acre garden for 12 years and specifically designing for winter interest as well. It took me 5 or 6 years before I began to see a difference in the winter time.

I've planted a lot of different evergreens (I'm surrounded by empty farm fields in the winter and needed the windbreak) plus many ornamental trees. Birch, redbuds, crabapples, magnolias, japanese maples, beech, gingko, dawn redwood, service berry. Shrubs include viburnam, dogwoods, rose of sharon, spireas, hollies, blue mist, rhodos, azaleas, ninebark, weigela, elderberry, hydrangea, witch hazel.

My perennial beds are large and becoming more shade orientated as the years progress. But ornamental grasses are a large part of my sunny beds.

An important part of the winter garden is the hardscaping-arbours, well placed statues and art,the greenhouse and studio, birdhouses and feeders....and of course the birds. :)

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rigo74(7b TX)

You have a created a work of art.Wish I could get some winter snow here in Texas.No luck yet.I just love the third pic with all the snow on the trees in the back ground.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2008 at 12:32AM
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So beautiful - and I can imagine the quiet peace....and stillness.
thanks for sharing

    Bookmark   January 18, 2008 at 8:22PM
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bigshoes213(7 Sardis, Ms)

Those are very beautiful pictures! You should submit them to the gardening magazines so everyone can enjoy them.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2008 at 1:22PM
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Great pics. Thanks for sharing

    Bookmark   January 27, 2008 at 1:07PM
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caroline_2008(Z 6)

Very beautiful scenery, So peaceful looking, we have had a couple snows, but about 5 inches at the most. Sometimes we have a BIG one. Thanks for sharing your pretty place.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2008 at 3:39PM
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wyndyacre(z6B SW Ont.)

Thanks everyone for your kind comments.
The snow has been melting quickly these last couple of days. I'm looking forward to getting out and doing some clean up in the garden soon.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2008 at 4:11PM
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really stunning pics- enjoy

    Bookmark   March 12, 2008 at 1:19PM
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Hi Windyacre
What lovely pictures! I came across your pictures while doing research for an article I am writing for my Master Gardening course. My topic is "creating interest in the winter garden" Would you mind if I used one of them for my article? It would not be published for profit...just a paper I have to write for the course...(Nova Scotia Agricultural College MGOI)

thanks so much - Tracey (aka pondgal51)

    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 6:45PM
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dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

My conifer garden in Kansas City. 2-25-2011


    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 5:13AM
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mrtoad(7b NC)

nice work - love your photos

mr toad

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 2:54PM
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tussiemussies(z6 NJ)

Beautiful, beautiful winter garden. Thanks for sharing this!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 10:42PM
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