When planning your garden most gardeners forget about winter interest. During winter it is nice to have plants that offer some sort of “show” wether its structure, foliage and in some cases blooms. Here are plants that can offer winter interest in the garden!
- Evergreens: Evergreens are a great way to add color and texture to the winter garden. They provide year-round interest and can help to screen out unsightly views. Some popular evergreens include pines, spruces, firs, and junipers. Evergreens just like the name hold their color all year long.
- Winter-blooming shrubs: Winter-blooming shrubs add a welcome burst of color to the winter garden. Some popular winter-blooming shrubs include winter jasmine, witch hazel, and Christmas rose.
- Perennials with colorful foliage: Perennials with colorful foliage can add interest to the winter garden even when they are not in bloom. Some popular perennials with colorful foliage include coral bells, heuchera, hellebores and Brunnera to name a few.
- Ornamental grasses: Ornamental grasses add movement and texture to the winter garden. They can also provide winter interest with their seed heads and foliage. Some popular ornamental grasses include miscanthus, pampas grass, and fountain grass.
- Clematis: Clematis can be trained to climb a trellis or arbor, or they can be allowed to trail over a wall or fence. They add interest to the garden with their colorful flowers in the spring and summer, and their attractive seed heads in the fall and winter.
When choosing plants for your winter garden, it is important to consider the climate in your area. Some plants are more cold-hardy than others. It is also important to consider the amount of sunlight your garden receives.
Some plants prefer full sun, while others prefer partial shade. Don’t waste your money by buying perennials that won’t survive in your growing zone.
To learn your growing zone read this post!
It’s so easy to forget about your garden through winter. I get it, it’s cold and gloomy and all you want to do is stay in and be cozy. When shopping for winter interest plants make sure that they are hardy for your zone and that you keep them well cared for during their first spring, summer and fall so that they can survive winter.