Snowfall Images From a Chicago Garden

See ideas for maintaining winter interest in the garden.

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Early Snow

An early snow storm swept through the garden and gave way to an incredibly beautiful day.

A Toast

A garden goddess lifts a frosty glass to the first snowfall of the season.

Crimson Berries

The 'Tina' crabapple makes a delightful addition to any garden with its showy white blooms in the spring and small red fruits in the fall.

Astilbe Performs Wonders all Season Long

The rusty heads of Astilbe chinensis 'Visions' is quite bold against the fresh snowfall.

Lamium Love

Who doesn't love 'Purple Dragon' lamium especially when the last of its delicate pink blossoms are embraced by an early-season snow.

A Golden Day of Sun and Snow

Here's proof that a garden needs a healthy mix of woody shrubs and herbaceous plants for seasonal interest.

Something to Chirp About

Garden ornaments like this little bird add a charming touch all year round.

Waving Goodbye to Summer

Variegated Japanese silver grass sways in the gentle breeze.

Inviting Garden Gates

The garden room beyond the gates draws your eye in.

Just Chill!

An autumn display of gourds in the garden chill out under their new caps of snow.

Enchantment at Every Turn

Even with snow at his feet, this garden cherub looks cozy keeping an eye on the scene.

Shadows Define a Dramatic Setting

The clipped boxwood hedge looks even more impressive with a light dusting of snow to accentuate its undulating shape.

Bold Grasses

Leave grasses up for seasonal interest.

Garden Work to be Done

Despite the early snow, there are still chores to be done in the garden.

A Helenium Flower Bids Farewell

The last helenium flower pops its golden head out from the wintry scene.

A Sunny Surprise

Frozen to perfection, the last 'Hot Coco' rose buds sparkle like jewels against the snow.

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