Best Plants for Your Winter Garden
Any good gardener knows that every season has its own unique beauty. Planning a winter garden is easy and will provide interest and its own kind of charm. In
addition, winter gardens are a great way to support local wildlife. There's so much more to a winter garden then evergreens. Winter gardens create interest and beauty through the structure of your space, variety of plants and careful planning.
Hardscapes such as paths and rock walls, pergolas, garden art, benches and water features can all serve as focal points in winter.
Variety of Plants / Structure
You can't rely on color to create interest in the winter so our winter garden relies on structure and interesting focal points. Conifers create structure as well as deciduous trees and shrubs with attractive branches or interesting bark. Build on your basic structure by including a mix of evergreen plants, plants with persistent fruit and winter flowering plants. Many perennials should be left standing in fall as they have interesting seed heads and provide forage for birds. Attracting birds to your yard with forage and supplemental feeders is also a great way to bring interest to your winter landscape.
Here are a few of our favorite plants for winter interest. For a full list, you can check out our website or come into Glover Nursery and ask one of our experienced and knowledgeable employees. We love to help you pick out your plants!
- Columnar Atlas Cedar
- Weeping Atlas Cedar
- Bristlecone Pine
- Japanese Maple
- Dura-Heat' River Birch
- Royal Raindrops Crabapple
- Chicagoland Boxwood
- Profusion Beautyberry
- Mountain Mahogany
- Red Twig Dogwood
- Feather Reed Grass
- Sunset Foxglove
- Yellow Ice Plant
- Robb's Bonnet
We hope this list of winterized plants helps give you inspiration for your winter garden.
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