By this time of year are you already longing for spring? Do you yearn for one colorful bloom, or simply something more than the dull brown of your lawn and dormant gardens?
Cheer up! There are plenty of winter plants that can add color, movement, texture, height and depth to your landscape, even during the coldest, grayest months. Today we’ve collected four popular posts about four sensational seasonal plants. These beauties look great through every season, but winter is when they really become stand-outs.
Find out how each of these plants can turn an ordinary winter landscape into a magical space that will completely change your mind about the season. After experiencing some of these plants, you may just be willing to wait for spring a little longer!
Spotlight On: Red & Yellow Twig Dogwood For Stunning Winter Color
If the view from your window is a little too monochromatic, then you just haven’t met the right plants yet! You may naturally think of evergreens when you think of winter color, but you’ve got more options than that.
Both red and yellow twig Dogwood add bold, beautiful color to your winter landscape. Sure, they boast lovely flowers and bright green leaves during warm seasons, but with these beauties in your yard you might find yourself wishing for winter so you can enjoy their true majesty. Find out how this shrub can add a flare of color and style to your winter space – from your garden right to your table centerpiece!
Spotlight On: Maiden Grass, Winter Darling Of New Jersey Landscapes
When you think of winter color and excitement, you probably don’t think of grass. But this isn’t just any grass. This is a textural delight – and it never requires mowing.
Maiden grass will comes in many varieties, from quill-like blades in some, to soft, feathery fronds in others. Some stand tall and proud while others cluster in compact tufts. But all will persist throughout winter, bringing much-needed texture, height and motion to your otherwise still landscape. Take a look at some of the varieties here and how you can use this ornamental grass to breathe life into your winterscape.
Spotlight On: Miscanthus Giganteus, A True Winter Landscaping Giant
It’s a big name for a big winter win! This plant is another grass that no landscape should be without. It can grow up to 12 feet tall, which makes it great as a backdrop or border, and even as a natural privacy screen. But when you see it during winter, you’ll really fall in love.
With its towering height and fluffy fronds, this gras stands tall even as other plants go to ground. It’s so lightweight that it will sway in the slightest breeze, adding soothing sound and motion to your space. And if you have the pleasure of seeing this winter gem during a snowfall, you’ll truly understand why we can’t live without it.
Spotlight On: Witch Hazel, More Than Just A Sunburn Remedy!
When you think of this plant, you might think of burn ointment or face cream. But Witch Hazel is a lot more fun in a garden! It’s one of springtime’s earliest bloomers, will regale you with bright greenery all summer, and bursts into bold reds and oranges in fall.
But you can probably guess that its true season is winter, when you’ll enjoy its dense clusters of golden yellow flowers with long, ribbony petals. Find out why we love this plant so much and how it can bring winter joy to your outdoor space.
We hope you’ve been inspired to t think about winter a little differently now that you know you can add plenty of color and visual interest to your landscape. There are plenty more ideas where these came from, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you want to talk about your space. Contact us for a consultation and we’ll explore the potential of your yard to bring four-seasons of enjoyment to you and your family.