The winter solstice is here, and snow covers the ground at the Henry Garden. Snow gives us a record of all the animals’ goings-on that would normally go unseen, letting us see a different side of the garden.

Hamamelis virginiana var. henryae still retains leaves in late December, and its later blooming flowers smell like snowy lilac on a sunny day.
Fox tracks fresh in the snow, and one of our resident hawks flies in the background.
Dark-eyed juncos search for seeds amongst the purpletop grass.

By Henry Ortmeyer, Curator