Winter may be the quiet season in the garden, but that doesn’t have to mean that the landscape has to be bare and boring at this time. While the flowers of summer and fall have long gone, there are other ways to create interest in the garden at this season. Instead of blooms think in terms of texture, structure and cool season crops as Lauren Dunec Hoang explains in her article which I found on the Houzz website.

With a little bit of effort, gardens can be just as beautiful through the coldest months of the year as they are during the warm season. Stripped free of deciduous leaves and showy flowers, winter gardens shine with subtle textures and the stately forms of evergreen trees and shrubs. Here are a number of ideas to make the most of your garden during the winter, including ways to brighten garden beds, and top choices for flowers that bloom over the holidays.
Go to the next page to discover ways to create interest in the winter garden.