On the drab and dreary (rainy or snowy!!) days when winter and spring seem to be playing an interminable game of hide and seek, how refreshing to have the varied shades, textures, and shapes of evergreens to brighten the landscape! Here are some of the ones in my garden. Do you have any favorite evergreens that delight and lift your spirits all year long?

Contributed by Betty Hanselman

Gardener’s wife (& evergreen enthusiast!)

Pictured here are Japanese White Pine, ‘Edith Bogue’ Southern Magnolia, Nordmann Fir and Umbrella Pine.