Garden Bloggers Foliage Day – December 2013

Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Point' (Blue Point Juniper)

Juniperus chinensis ‘Blue Point’ (Blue Point Juniper).  Lavender is in left foreground.

Planted as a screening hedge several years ago this row of evergreens makes a nice seasonal focus in the garden.  The pyramidal-form trees are Juniperus chinensis ‘Blue Point’ (Blue Point Juniper). They need a nice trim but I have yet to figure it out precisely how to prune them.

[These junipers provided an opportunity for an abbreviated entry for Garden Bloggers Foliage Day (GBFD), hosted by Christina at Garden of the Hesperides.]

Today is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and a strange one here. I read the high today of 74°F shattered a record of 71°F set in 1967.

At a time of year when 52°F is the normal temperature, it was a treat to have meals on the screened porch and watch the cardinals at the feeders. And before it starts getting cold again, there is one more warm, but overcast, day ahead. The forecast for Sunday—77°F.



12 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers Foliage Day – December 2013

  1. Christina

    Thanks for joining in today Susie with a very seasonal offering. The cedars a are a lovely focal point to your garden. I hope you will manage a comment on my post, I used my iPad to do the post and I’m not sure it is responding in a totally normal way!

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      We’re not used to much snow around here but having a snow at Christmas just seems right. Hope the Snowdrops tuck in carefully until it’s safe. My Daffodils are up about an inch but they tend to be ok. Enjoy your bonus camellias Carolyn and enjoy the holiday season. Susie


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