Berries, bark and buds

This weekend, I’m leading a tour for the Scott Arboretum on treasures in the winter garden, berries, bark and buds.  As the witchazels (Hamamelis) and Corylopsis buds start to burst open into flower, we still have some amazing plants in fruit and the bark of many plants start to warm in color as the light from the sun warms the ground.  But even more amazing are some of the evergreen perennials like this Rohdea japonica, or sacred lily, bursting forth a beautiful berry display upon its green foliage in January!  It’s tempting to stay indoors in the cold months of winter, but there is so much beauty and wonder to see if you open yourself to it!

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One thought on “Berries, bark and buds

  1. I remember every one promoting the virtues of this plant at the Plant Sale. I love seeing its winter interest in the garden.

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