Maybe we are not there yet, but winter is fast approaching. For many of us this is the time that the garden closes down and there is nothing worth seeing until the first bulbs appear in the spring. But there are some plants that can still provide interest in winter and ten of the best are described in this article which I found on the Birds and Blooms website.
Winter gardens don’t have to be boring. Choose winter plants like these to add texture and life!
Just because temperatures drop off late in the year, it doesn?t mean your garden has to follow suit. With these ten striking winter plants, it can still?boast texture and hints of color, even during those cold, dreary days.
ConeflowerEchinacea spp.,Zones 3 to 9
This native plant attracts attention from summer till the next spring. Plant groups in a sunny space for maximum impact and put off deadheading until the snow melts. Because a coneflower?s prickly seedpod is so substantial, a bunch of them will add a big architectural element to any winter garden.
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HeatherCalluna vulgaris,?Zones 5 to 7
While heather is a celebrated plant throughout Europe, it?s often forgotten here in North America. This versatile flower boasts color during every season. From the little florets in summer and autumn to gorgeous foliage in winter, this beauty makes a strong impact in any garden with acidic soil. In locations where snowfall is light, insulate heather with mulch and pine branches.
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