Winter means different conditions depending on where you live. This is a collection of ideas from garden writers around the U.S. who share their favorite winter garden joys. In all ten regions are covered ranging from Northwest and California to Northeast down to the Southern eastern region. This comes from an article by Sheila Schmitz which I found on the Houzz website.
In mild climates, there?s still time to plant a festive camellia in a pot near the front door and put in bulbs for a big spring show. In colder areas, it?s time to gather boughs from the yard for fresh arrangements inside and out. In the Southwest, luminarias make outdoor rooms glow, and in the Northeast, feeders bring out the birds, the best features a winter garden could hope for. Here?s what to do in December in your region of the U.S.California.???Yuletide? Sasanqua camellia (USDA zones 7?10)?has the right color and timetable for holiday display,? says California garden editor Bill Marken. ?It blooms in late fall and early winter, bright red with a yellow center. The evergreen shrub is tall and slender for a Sasanqua, perfect for a narrow slot. Look for a blooming plant now, and put it in a pot near the front door.?
Southwest.?”While the holidays often bring on busy activities, there’s no reason these times cannot include downtime to enjoy your own surroundings,” writes New Mexico landscape designer David Cristiani. “Any size garden can create a hospitable welcome and be a memorable entertainment space for guests and homeowners alike. Luminarias add a touch of regional ambience to the holiday scene.”Northwest. “In just a few minutes, you can?spruce up your container gardens to be ready for the holidays,” writes Washington container garden designer?Karen Chapman. “Simply tuck in a few decorations, cones and cut evergreen boughs.”