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Winter Displays: Pots And Tubs – When choosing plants for a winter container, see what is available in the garden. There are dozens of small flowering plants at this time of year, and while many are grown under deciduous trees, where they spread freely, many can also be grown in pots to add color inside the home.
An excellent example is Eranthis hyemalis (winter aconite). It has bright yellow flowers offset by highly attractive leaves. You can also grow Cyclamen coum or its more tender relative, C. persicum. Cyclamen have sweetly-scented pink, red or white flowers through the winter months.
The winter garden depends to a large extent on the underlying structure and design for its effects. The bare bones of hard landscaping and boundaries are more noticeable in winter, and all planting must be planned to enhance the built features when they are most exposed.
Before you dig a new border, it is vital that you first decide what its outline will look like in winter, when it is clearly visible and most of the plants are taking a rest. Walk around the garden, getting different views, and decide whether you need a circular shape, a smart triangle, a series of beds with paths weaving between them, or a single, impressive island bed.