My husband and I opted to walk the outside part of Brookside Gardens first on a cold day in February – planning to warm up in the conservatory before we headed back home. We didn’t make it all the way around the gardens (too cold) but there was plenty to see in the part we did manage.
There were dried flower heads from last summer – wonderful texture in their light browns. There is a fragility to their beauty too.
There were several kinds of witch hazel – probably the most colorful deciduous tree this time of year.
The cold damaged ferns often look more artsy to me than all green ferns. Their color is more varied.
And then there are the small bulbs of spring blooming. I was surprised I didn’t see any crocus.
And then we headed into the warm conservatory; that’s the topic for tomorrow’s post.