Whether it be spruce, pine, juniper, or any others, evergreens bring the classic wintery green landscape to life in a variety of shapes and sizes. Not only do they add color and texture, but they can easily withstand the coldest months of the year. You can also try evergreen boxwood hedges, which are very easily formed, to line your walkways and achieve an old-fashioned, structured vibe.
Plant these in autumn (make sure to mix male and female), and after the leaves fall, the lovely spray of red berries will last months throughout winter. This pop of color is exactly what you need to keep your landscape looking vibrant. And if it snows, the bright red against pure white will be stunning! These plants are found in all different geographical locations, so they can take some rougher weather. Be sure to choose the right spot – they can grow up to 10-15 feet tall.
These flowers are reminiscent of blossoms and roses, and they range in color from reds, pinks, and white, providing points of unexpected colorful interest to a winter-weary lawn. Do some research, pick the right one for your location, and reap the rewards!
A lively color you certainly don’t expect to see in the midst of a gray winter is yellow – that’s why you need to include winter jasmine in your cold weather collection! Winter jasmine is a perennial that can endure in many conditions if the soil is fertile and it receives enough sunlight. Not to mention that the striking yellow blossom is the perfect pick me up on a cold, winter day.
The name speaks for itself. While these snowy white, “shy” plants are more likely to grow under larger shrubs around February or March, they’ll grow and bloom through the snow, providing a delicate touch of spring while we’re still in the arms of winter. (These plants are poisonous to animals and to humans, so if you have children or furry children, avoid these.)
This large, winter-blooming shrub is one for the seasons. It should be planted in the fall, as it requires a cold, wintery chill in order to flower, and in the summer, water is a necessity. With its yellow-orange shade, witch hazel glows like fiery sparks against a (hopefully not) dull-looking lawn.
These are just some of your options for an interesting, colorful yard in the unlikeliest of seasons. Don’t get stuck looking at a lifeless lawn for months on end – be creative, do your research, and try your hand at winter landscaping!