Inspiration

Winter Interest – Color

Posted on Sep 03, 2013

Admittedly, the color in the winter garden is far more subdued, but even the grey days can be brightened up with a little flamboyant color. Here are a few photos taken during chilly but worth it visits to the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Morton Aboretum.

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Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’

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Rosa ‘Flower Carpet Scarlet’

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Intriguing doorway in the English Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden

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Golden evergreen Chamaecyparis foliage to brighten dark winter days

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Orange Ilex, or holly, berries

Starring Role

Japanese Maples with colorful bark, the yellow is Acer palmatum ‘Bihou’, the other is Acer ‘Sango-kaku’ or coral-bark Maple

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In the Japanese Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden…showing that structure, form, texture and color can provide you with interest all winter long in the garden

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