Dec 22nd, 2014

Winter's Subtle Beauty

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Chamaecyparis obtusa bark

Chamaecyparis obtusa bark.

This time of year you have to look a little bit harder to find the beauty of nature especially on cold rainy days like today. This morning I found a subtle rainbow of colors in the bark of the Chamaecyparis obtusa. The red and green leaves of the oakleaf hydrangea were made even more interesting in contrast to the gray weather.  Winter woodland textures provided a nice vista anchored by the Lace House.


Chamaecyparis obtusa conifer tree

Interesting bark and trunk form of the Chamaecyparis obtusa.

Hydrangea quercifolia or  Oakleaf Hydrangea

Beautiful red and green leaves of the Hydrangea quercifolia or oakleaf hydrangea.

The Lace House  white gazebo building and forest

Winter woodland textures and the Lace House.

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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