Structures and grasses add interest in the winter garden.
This is the same area in July with the pathway and bench only visible from another angle.
Trees also add structure to a garden even a small garden needs winter interest. The Pagoda Dogwood is a very nice shape even when bare.
The structures seem to speak to us during the colder months reminding us of what is to come.
Pink Meidiland in the same island garden
Lavon Lilies and phlox also in the island bed
The boxwood by the back patio looks lush and healthy. Maybe I should spray this with Wilt Pruf to prevent any browning.
This is Green Velvet Boxwood and I find it hardier than the Chicagoland Boxwood that I have out in front.
I will cut Rainbow Knockout back so it does not break in the snow, not too much but enough to give it stability.
Two varieties of parsley are all that remain in the veggie bed.
The garden is asleep but it should still be noteworthy even in the cold weather, conifers, structures, benches, grasses, standing seedheads, fences, pathways, raised planting beds, trellises, decorative sheds and obelisks all add charm to a four season garden.