Winter Garden Waking Up

Under the shade of the sleepy Douglas Fir,

near the stream

the winter garden is waking up.

Indian Plum

~ Susanne

13 Comments on “Winter Garden Waking Up

  1. Your sarcococca berry photo perfectly shows the deep purple-y blue-black color. If you are lucky enough to have one of these “sweet box” (common name) bushes wherever you’re walking by it gives out a lovely vanilla fragrance from the early blooms. Hardly any nurseries carry the rootstock anymore (at least, where I am guess because it’s considered “old fashioned”) so years ago I had to order online from a specialty plant purveyor. Sarcococca grows slowly and and doesn’t tend to take over the garden, mine is about 18″ tall now and at the middle of a small border. I also liked the delicate shading shown in the Indian Plum photo, that had to be difficult to achieve!

    • Thanks for your comment. I love the sarcococca plant (despite the spelling!) precisely for the fragrance, which is incredible! 🙂

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