I ducked out of Plant-o-Rama yesterday after hearing Tony Advent’s presentation on worthy garden plants. I couldn’t stay inside in the dark auditorium watching slides and listening. I schmoozed with the exhibitors for a while, had a bite to eat and then OUTSIDE! There was a Dougherty stick construction to see and it was warm enough–35F degrees.
Constructed last summer, Dougherty’s work takes on a different and, in my mind, more soulful quality in the snow. The subtlety of color and the contrast of texture were very beautiful.