Poinsettias are ubiquitous at this time of year. Poinsettias are easy to care for and come in a variety of colours from vivid scarlet to creamy ivory and every shade in between.
Seed catalogues are arriving and they provide the impetus for every kind of wish fulfillment. For fancy pelargoniums (geraniums), order seed right away.
When there’s a thin blanket of snow on the ground, I’m grateful for every conifer in my landscape, especially those with long soft needles.
A cool, bright northwest exposure provides light on three sides for flowering winter plants. Pots of forced tulips and hyacinths are happy. Blooms last longer in the cool window.
Winter windows near my desk provide a close view of a birdbath. Just outside each window are honeysuckle vines outlined in snow.