Enjoy a Shinrin Yoku “forest bathing” Walk in the Garden hosted by Renewal by Nature to fully experience winter, and open your senses more fully to the beauty of nature. Walks are currently scheduled for Sunday mornings through January, with a special First Day walk offered on New Year’s Day. Group size is limited to 12 participants, so be sure to register early to save your spot. In 2016-11/20, 12/4 or In 2017- 1/1, 1/15, 1/29…. More information and registration found here.
How often do you get to come across a garden in full bloom around this time of the year? While most of our plants take a break for the winter, our Camellia garden is at its colorful best now. Take a walk through to see the pretty flowers in a range of reds, pinks and whites.
Our Hellebore blooms are just starting to peep out. The Holly trees are filled with their characteristic red berries, the beech trees are still holding on to their fall colors and our lovely Egdeworthia chrysantha, commonly known as Paperbush, has its cream yellow flowers on display. Earlier this month, we spotted ice ribbons on our Frostweed (images below). The Verbesina virginica, known as Frostweed, Virginia Crownbeard and Iceplant, have dark green leaves and bright white flowers that usually bloom in late summer. However, they have a bloom of a different sort in the winter. The stems let out water that freezes into fascinating shapes to form ribbons of ice in the colder weather.