Winter is coming, but that doesn’t stop us appreciating our gardens now

Posted on: November 11, 2019 | Written By: Doug Oster | Comments

As winter looms, there’s a day or two that we can explore what’s left. Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster enjoys spending time with his camera discovering little details in the garden.

The angle of the sun is low and soon the cold weather will shut the garden down for the season.

Here’s Doug’s look at his fall garden.

The seed heads of anemone are beautiful.

The seed heads of anemone are beautiful. Photos by Doug Oster

There's beauty in dried hydrangea flowers.

There’s beauty in dried hydrangea flowers.

A Japanese maple after a frost.

A Japanese maple after a frost.

The last phlox flower.

The last phlox flower.

Ligularia 'Britt Marie Crawford' has many seasons of interest, including the seeds.

Ligularia ‘Britt Marie Crawford’ has many seasons of interest, including the seeds.

Snowberry seeds form in the fall.

Snowberry seeds form in the fall.

Pokeweed is beautiful.

Pokeweed is beautiful.

A kousa dogwood bud will wait through the winter to bloom.

A kousa dogwood bud will wait through the winter to bloom.

Flowering kale brings color to the winter garden.

Flowering kale brings color to the winter garden.

The lilies have gone to seed.

The lilies have gone to seed.

'Redbor' kale was bred as an edible, but is a great winter ornamental.

‘Redbor’ kale was bred as an edible, but is a great winter ornamental.

Corydalis lutea is a perennial which started blooming in April and continues in November. Everyone should grow this great plant. Photos by Doug Oster

Corydalis lutea is a perennial which started blooming in April and continues in November. Everyone should grow this great plant.

Doug Oster is editor of Everybody Gardens, a website operated by 535Media, LLC. Reach him at 412-965-3278 or doster@535mediallc.com. See other stories, videos, blogs, tips and more at everybodygardens.com.

More from Everybody Gardens

Top 12 Heirlooms for the garden.

Video: Planting 600 bulbs!

Fall planting brings spring rewards.

 

 

 

Shop special Everybody Garden products today!

Doug Oster is manager and editor of Everybody Gardens with a passion for gardening and a love of sharing is experiences with other gardeners. You will also find Doug’s gardening contributions in the Tribune-Review each week. He’s an Emmy Award winning producer, television host and writer. Oster is co-host of The Organic Gardeners Radio show every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh. Oster’s Outstanding Documentary Emmy was awarded for Gardens of Pennsylvania, a one hour special he conceived and produced for the PBS affiliate WQED. Doug appears every Thursday morning on KDKA-TV’s Pittsburgh Today live at 9 a.m. “Gardening is fun, he says, enjoy every day spent outside tending vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees.”