For some gardeners, winter is the most exciting time in the garden. The garden will show its “bones” and structure silhouette for admiration, or possibly modification for a new look next year. Either way, it’s a great time to check out what tree, shrub, or plant needs to be pruned, moved, or just left alone to thrive. Winter interest in the garden is a gardener’s delight.
Examples of plants, bushes, and trees that you can add to your garden for winter interest include:
– Plants that have berries
– Evergreens that stay green all winter
– Shrubs that retain their leaves
– Ornamental grasses
– Plants with seeds or seed pods that remain all winter
– Trees and shrubs with interesting bark
– Bulbs that flower in winter or early Spring
Hardscapes such as stone paths, stone walls, decorative boulders, and even stone-and-boulder-wrapped fish ponds really shine in the winter. With little greenery around them during winter, your hardscapes can show off as your garden’s best cold weather features.
Light up your shrubs and tree branches for bright night splendor.
What are your favorite garden elements that shine in the winter? Share yours with a comment!