Planted as a screening hedge several years ago this row of evergreens makes a nice seasonal focus in the garden. The pyramidal-form trees are Juniperus chinensis ‘Blue Point’ (Blue Point Juniper). They need a nice trim but I have yet to figure it out precisely how to prune them.
[These junipers provided an opportunity for an abbreviated entry for Garden Bloggers Foliage Day (GBFD), hosted by Christina at Garden of the Hesperides.]
Today is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and a strange one here. I read the high today of 74°F shattered a record of 71°F set in 1967.
At a time of year when 52°F is the normal temperature, it was a treat to have meals on the screened porch and watch the cardinals at the feeders. And before it starts getting cold again, there is one more warm, but overcast, day ahead. The forecast for Sunday—77°F.