Winter - The Best Plants to Grow in Your Garden
While winter is often considered a barren season, there are still plenty of ways to bring beauty and interest to the landscape.
- Hellebores – Also known as “Christmas roses,” hellebores are hardy perennials that bloom in shades of pink, white, and green in late winter or early spring.
- Witch hazel – Witch hazel is a small tree or shrub that blooms in late winter or early spring with spidery yellow or orange flowers that add a burst of color to the landscape.
- Snowdrops – These small, delicate flowers are often the first to bloom in late winter, with pure white petals and a green stem.
- Red twig dogwood – This shrub is prized for its vibrant red branches, which add color and interest to the winter landscape.
- Paperbark maple – The bark of this small tree peels away in thin strips, revealing a cinnamon-colored layer beneath.
- River birch – The bark of the river birch peels away in layers, revealing shades of pink, orange, and brown underneath.
- Pussy willow – The fuzzy catkins of pussy willow add a touch of whimsy to the landscape and can be used in floral arrangements.
- Winter Jasmine – This hardy plant blooms with bright yellow flowers that can add color to the landscape.
These flowers, twigs, and barks add color and interest to the landscape during the coldest months of the year. Whether you’re planting hellebores or admiring the vibrant branches of a red twig dogwood, there’s beauty in even the bleakest of seasons.