Azalea Garden/Orchard in Winter

Fruit and Azaleas in Winter

In contrast to our beds of evergreen rhododendrons, the azalea garden/orchard crystalizes in a heavy frost. The bare branches and mulch display an intricate, monochromatic texture. The openness of the deciduous trees exposes this specialized garden to both the frosts and the bright winter sun.

Snow also catches the bare branches and smooths out the mulch, softening the brittle cold of the frost.