Gardeners in snowy regions have plenty of reasons to get cold feet about winter: Plants are at rest and their bright colors dissipate, leaving a palette of white and
It helps to much. It helps to site the garden in a protected spot, where winter winds will be muted and the sun still shines come January. It helps to live in a more
southerly climate, but even mid- to high-latitude gardeners can often keep some edibles going during most winters. Mostly, it helps to be willing to experiment.
Many trees and shrubs have berries they hold onto during fall and winter, and those can provide food for birds overwintering in your area.
Evergreens are great in the winter landscape for many reasons. First, there’s color: Evergreens are not just green; they’re available in yellow, such as Gold Thread
false cypress, and blues, including dwarf blue spruce, and all colors in between.
Winter is a good time to critically assess your landscape, figuring out where it’s missing focal points. The solution to enhancing your winter landscaping might not be
a plant at all.
Adorn your summertime containers. Window boxes, hanging baskets, winter-hardy containers: All are indispensable for winter landscaping.