Not that I’m complaining. Last weekend we went scouting for Hepatica americana with interesting marbled foliage. In the spring the new leaves that start growing are green, but later they get marbled in various delightful brown-reddish shades, depending how much sun they get; but not only. There is clear a genetic component involved in the colouration, which is best seen in early winter.
For all these snow-depleted periods, I am sure you wish you would have had a few Hepatica around your garden! The timing was such that at the same time I spotted the first germinated seeds and also someone bought all the remaining seeds. Talk about coincidence!
There are many other hardy, perennials that will easily keep your garden evergreen, like: Gaultheria, Mitella, Mitchella, Chimaphila, Waldsteinia, quite a few ferns, Cyclamen hederifolium, Arum, Helleborus….