After viewing Beth's garden here it made me want to go to my picture files to look at my own gardens because there's no colour here throughout winter other than white.
As much as gardening is therapeutic, looking at pretty gardening pictures in winter is too so I'm linking to Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie Time.
Part of the prairie garden on the south side where you can see the purple western ironweed and yellow cup plant. There is also a number of ornamental grasses in this area.
By this summer, the north side will be the only place where we have grass left. (only a small patch left in the backyard) It's vertical gardening along the wall with a clematis just out of sight to the right of the two mirrors and butterfly pot holders. Between them, the script says lavender.
The Japanese garden on the NE corner as you enter the backyard has a tranquil quality to it with a Buddha overseeing the tea ceremony. The blue and white teapot is just barely visible in front of him. He's surrounded by Soloman's seal, brunnera 'Jack Frost', Japanese painted fern 'Burgundy Lace', cascading hakonechloa 'Aureola' and behind, not in bloom yet the sassy chelone 'Hot Lips' turtlehead.
The rock garden follows the deck on the east side and behind the hosta is bleeding heart 'Luxuriant'.
I hope the colours and textures from my gardens have cheered you up if you're in snow country like us. Have a look to see what others are sharing.