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My Favorite Winter Plants

I’ve just returned from Lake Tahoe, where anything green (besides the pine trees) was buried beneath six to eight feet of snow.  Even the poor trees were hunched over, already tired from bearing the heavy load of snow draped across their shoulders.  While the snowy landscape is truly stunning, I must admit that now that I’m back in my mild Bay Area climate, I’m truly enjoying my rainy but GREEN garden.

As I look around my garden I can’t help but notice the plants that are looking particularly beautiful – the sarcococca with its scented flowers just beginning to bloom, the bright and happy leaves of the eleagnus, the camellias that are just now hitting their stride….

Here’s a video showing you some of my very favorite plants and why I love them so.  Enjoy!

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHcuCSBS3as]


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  • that was so educational! i love the dwarf licorice (hardy and great teal color!). and the pink splendor with those shiny leaves! would they work down here on the coast in southern california? are they natives by any chance? anyway, thank you so much for your beautiful post!

    • Thanks Janine! Both the helichrysum and the coprosma would love it in southern california! I don’t think they’re natives, though, but they’ll still thrive and look beautiful in your Laguna Beach garden!

    • Brooke – thank you so much for your kind words. AND for the link love! I’m truly honored that you thought it good enough to put on your blog!

    • Rama – it’s a beauty, isn’t it? It behaves so nicely in residential gardens!

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