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Dear Winter

Submitted: Jan. 20, 2024, 12:18 p.m.
By: Heidi Simper, Assistant Curator of Plant Records

Dear Winter, I'm okay if you stay. As long as you keep the Garden covered in snow, you may stay as long as you'd like.


Korean Mountain Ash (Sorbus alnifolia)

I have been trying to take a good photo of this fruit for years. Well done to our volunteer photographer Kaitlyn who succeeded and whose photos are featured in this blog episode.


European Cranberrybush Viburnum (Viburnum opulus 'Xanthocarpum')

I like your green buds! They are waiting for spring to burst.


Rose Glow Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow')

Always a stunning contrast between Barberry fruit and snow.


Norway Spruce (Picea abies 'Acrocona')

Cones think it's all about them in the Winter...

Okay...Maybe it is.


Prairiefire Crabapple (Malus 'Prairiefire')

After a snowfall, I dare you to resist snapping a photo of this eye catching fruit.


Winter, thanks for all the beautiful snow and stunning scenery. Keep it coming.

Sincerely, A fan of Winter in the Garden


Let these photos lure you to the Garden to see Winter in its prime.

Photos by, Kaitlyn Kotar