It snowed last night. The predicted 1″ is more like 4. I was out early enough-before the melt and legions of snow blowers-to notice that many of the background textures of the gardens in my neighborhood were much more visible with their snow cover.
Structure and texture are not something I usually think about when it snows, so I was surprised by my own observation. Background masses are suddenly front and center in the landscape.
I am wondering how to take advantage of this-even as I realize it’s serendipity-when considering winter gardens in my landscape design work.