The one-hour project: winter

You’d think winter would be a tough time for garden photographers. Well, it is – most gardens are pretty bare – but if you know where to look, there are still splashes of colour and life to be found.

Winter flowering plants are all the more striking for blooming on a quiet background.

For this one-hour project, I wanted to focus on stand-out plants that come into their own this time of year, just before spring begins to warm the earth and gently guide it back to life.

I wish I’d been able to capture the heady fragrance of this Daphne for you. Its delicate beauty wasn’t enough. The perfume was overwhelming, powerful, stunning.

© Lisa Cordaro Photography
© Lisa Cordaro Photography

Snowdrops, of course, poke their heads above the ground and cheer us, even while frost still threatens. These Galanthus ‘Magnet’ don’t fail to disappoint.

© Lisa Cordaro Photography
© Lisa Cordaro Photography

Heather is a perennial favourite in winter: tough, bushy, vibrant.

© Lisa Cordaro Photography
© Lisa Cordaro Photography

Finally, this little field of snowdrops and winter aconites gives us a taste of the season to come, while crocuses and daffodils sleep, preparing silently to welcome us into spring.

© Lisa Cordaro Photography
© Lisa Cordaro Photography
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