A fresh white topcoat echoes the lines of exquisitely clipped evergreens in this Maryland garden.
Photo: Roger Foley
Even in December when blanketed by white, the gardens retain color. Hawthorns, crabapples, and viburnums cling to bright red fruit; scarlet masts rise from a topiary Chinese junk; and the yellow foliage of false cypress glows in the morning light. Yet green dominates, and cleverly so, because in this season of naked bud and branch, clipped evergreens give the garden bones, delineating artistic form and providing structure.