November 1, 2017

Make This Winter A Little More Colorful

After the splendor of autumn, winter can be somewhat of a letdown to the eyes. Snow is pretty as it falls, but loses its charm when it melts to slush. How can you find aesthetic appeal in the dead of winter? Try bringing any combination of these colorful winter plants into your garden.

True to its name, winterberry brings a pop of color to winter with its bright red berries. Winterberry is great to use for borders and walkways, and can also attract birds that like to feast on its fruit.

Witch Hazel
Witch hazel’s fiery yellow flowers are a sight to see against a backdrop of fresh snow in late winter and early spring. The shrub is also fragrant in summer and golden in winter, making it a year-round pleaser.

Ornamental Kale
Ornamental kale’s textured shades of purple add a soothing touch to any garden. It’s edible like the kale you buy in stores, but might not taste quite as good. Ornamental kale can withstand even the harshest New Jersey winter, as it has shown to survive through sustained temperatures down to 5 degrees Fahrenheit.

Red-Stemmed Dogwood
Pair your dark evergreens with red-stemmed dogwood to create a naturally festive display for the holiday season. The bright red branches are a mainstay in winter landscaping across the U.S., and can even be found in home décor stores.

Camellia is another fall and winter bloomer that grows as a shrub or small tree. It is one of the few winter flowers you’ll find in the color pink, and also has bicolor varieties with combinations of pink, red and white. Some evergreen camellias can live up to 100 years.

Looking for more ways to keep your landscaping vibrant in winter? Let High Tech Landscapes care for your lawn, garden and outdoor space. Learn more about our residential landscaping services in NJ, or call us at 732-564-7074.

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