Today for Wednesday Vignette, hosted by Anna of Flutter & Hum, I'm sharing an image from the conifer collection at the Hoyt Arboretum. I still have a lot of pictures to share from my trip there in early February. I should make a return visit soon to show what it looks like now that spring is really gaining steam.
On the edge of the giant sequoia grove is a smaller grove of Araucaria araucana, or monkey puzzle trees. Adding to the textural delights is a Cunninghamia lanceolata, or Chinese fir. There's nothing but shades of green here, with just a touch of brown, but the different shades are further expanded by the play of light and shadow. Too bad every gardener doesn't have room for this combination of conifers, but there is a wealth of smaller plants from which to create fantastic combinations of texture.