|Euphorbia 'Blackbird' (a.k.a. 'Spurge', it's common name)|
Well, it IS an 'ice picture, don't you agree?!
And on that note, here are some more 'ice plants that I photographed during our recent ice storm:
|Lagerstroemia indica Crepe Myrtle branch with dried blooms|
Various Coneflowers (Echinacea) were also posing nicely for this photo-shoot:
This particular coneflower (below) has been featured in a couple of other posts I've written on winter interest.
|Echinacea purpura Purple Coneflower|
I'm glad I still haven't cut it back as in it's frozen state, it further demonstrates the natural art that occurs by allowing your garden to 'go wild' during the non-growing season--whether simply posing dried, dusted with snow or frozen solid in ice!
A few more...
|Echinacea purpura 'Double Pink Delight'|
And this is what you get when you allow your Russian Sage to stay 'natural'...sometimes it looks messy, but with ice or snow it really glows:
|Perovskia (Russian Sage)|
Are those diamonds or just CZ's?!
Even the Aster's look nice on ice:
How about Sedum 'Autumn Joy' with a bit of an icing?
|Hylotelephium Sedum 'Autumn Joy'|
Or Blue Mist Shrub:
|Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue'|
Or the frozen 'hips' of the Carpet Rose?
Even the stems/branches of the rose bush are eye-catching with a little ice:
How about a clematis vine encased in ice?
Or colorful berries of the dwarf Nandina, highlighted by leaves covered with frozen water crystals?
|Nandina 'Harbor Dwarf'|
And last but certainly not least, the evergreens put on quite a show of their own:
|Leyland Cypress tree|
Next up: my entry in the GGW photo contest: Macro in a Mason Jar. Stay tuned!
Today I'm thankful for the changing weather, which gives rise to changing views and drama in the garden.
Words and photos ©Thanks for today.™, by Jan Huston DobleWritten by Jan @ http://www.thanksfor2day.blogspot.com/ Not to be reproduced or re-blogged without express permission of the author.