Snowy Topiary

Ice days, followed by a snow day. They tend to happen once a year in Dallas, and when they do it is always part magical, part terrifying. It is magical to see and enjoy inside, yet it is horrifying to get on the roads with Texas drivers (not so friendly y’all) and poorly treated roads. If you watch the news, you will see SUVs skating along overpasses like a little girl stepping onto an ice rink for the first time. Needless to say, staying inside is the best bet. However, I love gardens, topiaries, and boxwood, and to see them covered in snow is a sight to see.

While I refuse to skate around town in my SUV,  I will instead bring you photos of lovely gardens covered in the magical white dust of winter. To maintain a garden is a tremendous responsibility. One must cover during a freeze, and do all they can in the winter to save the plants from a bitterly cold end. These gardens below demonstrate how beautiful a landscape can thrive in any season, even with snow falling down.

A dreamy and dreary winter garden

A dreary winter garden with an ice covered pond. Charming, even in winter.

Beautiful snowy garden entry

Oh how I would long for this to be my entrance. A perfectly polished black door and an enchanting courtyard entrance.

Mrs. Verey garden via the telegraph

The iconic frosty gardens of Mrs. Verey in England via The Telegraph.

Paris in the snow via My French Country Home

Nothing quite like snow covered topiaries at Versailles. Simply breathtaking.

Prince Charles Highgrove Garden via Daily Mail

A frosty dusting lays across this garden gate in Prince Charles’ Highgrove. Love the use of boxwood. Via Daily Mail

Snow covered hedges and benches

Love the snow covered arches in this garden landscape.

Snow covered lollipop tress via Lushome

Like rows of lollipops iced with frosting. Via Lushome

Snow topiary in Ladew's gardens via Southern Living

Triangles of snow cover the hedges in Ladew’s garden via Southern Living.

Versailles covered in snow via Zimbio

More of Versailles covered in snow. I just can’t tire of this topiary haven. Would love to see it in the winter one day. Via Zimbio

Snow covered garden

Enchanting symmetry and dimension in this snow garden.

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Les jardins Agapanthe beautifully covered in fresh snow.

One thought on “Snowy Topiary

  1. As a California gal, I often wish for snow for the reasons above. I have come to understand this winter, through my TV, that it can be scary to be living in places that are being hit by storm after storm. Hope you are able stay in and enjoy the winter wonderland in front of a fire with a cup of hot cocoa.
    Karen

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