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 dreary winter garden with an ice covered pond. Charming, even in winter.
Oh how I would long for this to be my entrance. A perfectly polished black door and an enchanting courtyard entrance.
The iconic frosty gardens of Mrs. Verey in England via The Telegraph.
Nothing quite like snow covered topiaries at Versailles. Simply breathtaking.
A frosty dusting lays across this garden gate in Prince Charles’ Highgrove. Love the use of boxwood. Via Daily Mail
Love the snow covered arches in this garden landscape.
Like rows of lollipops iced with frosting. Via Lushome
Triangles of snow cover the hedges in Ladew’s garden via Southern Living.
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
Enchanting symmetry and dimension in this snow garden.
Les jardins Agapanthe beautifully covered in fresh snow.