Your Winter Garden

front 2The finest gardens are those that make an attractive appearance throughout all the seasons. With forethought and assistance in planning, your winter landscape can be as interesting in dormancy as in mid-season. And observing the quiet beauty of winter in the landscape helps us appreciate all the goodness nature has to offer.

After working hard to maintain the vitality of our lawns and landscapes all summer, it’s easy to put away our interest in outdoor details about the same time we stow the garden tools. But whether we notice or not, winter forms, textures and colors are giving our outdoors a special kind of attraction.

Landscape plans should always take into account how the plantings will appear in winter. Using a variety of shapes and textures will add a multi-seasonal interest that you’ll enjoy more and more as the seasons pass.

Evergreens of all sorts really come into their own as the flashier plants lose their foliage. Few can compare with the majesty of a mature spruce or the grace of a white pine. Use evergreens as a backdrop against which to accent other species. Though they offer a certain constancy in their colors and shapes, there is still a vast selection. From 6-inch high creeping junipers to 40-foot arborvitae; from shades of green through silvery blues to the deep violets—evergreens offer variety.

Brightly-colored berries are another great addition to any “off season” garden. Hollies may be the best known berry producers with their deep glossy leaves and bright red fruit so favored for decorations during holidays, but also consider barberries, pyracantha, and cotoneaster, all of which are popular broadleaf evergreens which produce berries.

Some of the spring flowering trees have already set their flower buds for next year adding an additional feature to the outline of the landscape. White dogwoods have unusually large buds that are visible even from a distance.

Colors this time of year are usually more muted than in spring or midsummer, but they can be just as beautiful. Red-twig dogwood is a shrub which makes good on its name by displaying its thickly growing red branches after losing its leaves. Ornamental grasses offer a wide variety of color too. Tall, reedy varieties will dry to a golden tan and work well as a complement to the deep green of evergreens. Ornamental blue fescue keeps its cool silver blue color all winter.

Lavender cotton is another perennial that maintains a silver appearance throughout the year. The varieties and choices are tremendous for creating a landscape that enhances both the appearance and value of your property all year long. So next time you look into additional planting, be sure to ask, “How will it look in winter?”

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