It’s not because it’s winter that you need to retire your gardener tools, there are still several ideas to achieve a beautiful landscape during this time of the year. You just need to be a little more careful and patient.
“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” - Percy Bysshe Shelley
A plant that will thrive in winter has a few remarkable characteristics, such as delicate structures, branching patterns, and can contain colorful berries (great to attract birds!).
These are some of the most popular plants for winter time:
- Christmas holly shrubs
- Birch trees
- Canadian hemlocks
Xeriscaping is a type of landscaping mostly used in areas that tend to go through drought periods or used by people who want to practice water conservation. In non-desert climates, it’s possible to have a wide variety of plants, but they all need have similar water requirements - since the whole idea is to conserve water.
Even though the main idea is to conserve water, you still need to water the plants a couple of times throughout the season, two or three weeks should be enough so the plants can survive.
If you live in an area that doesn’t have true winter, it can be a good time to plant things like beets, carrots, Brussel sprouts, and cabbage.
If you don’t want to invest in plants during winter, hardscaping can be a solution for you. Instead of looking for what grows better in cold weather, simply add a bench, a garden sculpture, or a trellis.
Do you know a good way to have the best garden? It’s all about trying and observing, when something works well, write it down, if something goes wrong, write it down, if you like one thing better than the other, guess what?
Write it down!
It’s important to keep a record of how you care for your garden and how the climate you live in affects your plants.
That being said,
Evergreens are great for winter landscape, but they will add beauty to your garden all year long. They’re amazing to complete your garden design! And despite their name, evergreens are available in colors like yellow and blue, too.
Berries are not only pretty, but they’re also a good pick for bird watching. The red-ish tone berries usually attract lots and lots of birds to your garden.
The best types of berries for winter are:
- Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
- Beautyberry (Callicarpa)
- Crabapple (Malus spp.)
- Cotoneaster (cotoneaster)
- Holly (Ilex spp.)
Much like the previously mentioned evergreens, there are some types of perennials that will thrive all year-round, especially during the cold weather for your winter landscape. Just look for labels that have foliage in the winter and go for it!
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