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Hidden Beauty Of Winter Gardens

Hidden Beauty Of Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens – During the grey and cold days of winter, our gardens lack the vibrant colors and intoxicating scents of the other seasons.

However, if you have paid attention to the basic definition of your landscaping, winter is the time when silhouettes of bushes and trees and dried seed heads or bright winter berries come into play. Woody plants with beautiful bark and interesting architectural structure can form the backbone of your winter garden.

Winter Displays: Pots And Tubs

Winter Displays: Pots And Tubs

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 Borders

The Winter Garden Borders

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.