Friday, February 7, 2014

Mahonia in the Snow

As I looked out the slider in my kitchen into my snow-covered back garden, the graphic quality of Mahonia x media 'Charity' drew my eye.







I thought it was interesting how the snow turned the leaves into chevrons.

It drew more than just me. A hummingbird was feeding at it earlier.

19 comments:

  1. It's a beauty, especially with the snow. I'm looking at Mahonia for some areas as I replant this spring. It certainly is hardy which I seem to need more of these days.

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  2. Doesn't that look good! Very envious of your hummingbirds too!

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  3. Pretty! She's blooming already? Cool!

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  4. Put that on my list of things to get later. Mahonia, not snow.

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  5. It does look pretty, fresh, and resilient even with the snow on it! A stalwart plant!

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  6. Why can't I have some snow!!!!! Your mahonia sure looks great in it!

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  7. we got a flake or two but nothing that dusted anything. Mahonias sure look great no mater what the weather and yours looks especially nice frosted with white!

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  8. "graphic" is the perfect description of Charity's look, especially when enhanced by a dusting of snow.

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  9. What are those evergreens to the left of the mahonia?

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    1. Sweetbay, those are weeping Alaska cedars (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis).

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  10. Lovely…I must get a mahonia …my Oregon grapes are just too straggly

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  11. That is indeed an elegant shrub, and that it feeds hummers in winter is a good reason to own it.

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  12. You again put Mahonia 'Charity' on my wish list, so pretty. It has so much substance. We have 9" of snow so far and getting more.

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  13. Uhm, guess I need to walk around to the north side of the house and see what mine looks like!

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  14. You still have hummingbirds? Amazing! Your mahonia does wear its snow quite well. :o)

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  15. Nice! That's one way to get variegated foliage.

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  16. How lovely..almost looked like a new variegated leaf with that snow.

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