With the Garden Full of Winter Interest, you’ll find new and exciting varieties of plants that can be grown in winter–inside or out. With so much focus on spring, summer, and even fall gardens, it’s easy to forget that they can be just as beautiful in winter. Whether your garden is covered in snow or you’re just taking it a bit slower these days, there’s still so much you can do and enjoy this time of year.
Garden Full of Winter Interest
Whether its evergreen foliage or bright berries, holly plants can add a ton of interest to your garden in winter—as well as all year round. In our guide to growing holly, you’ll find design ideas and tips on how to select the best holly for your landscape—there are varieties suitable for Zones 3-10! Pictured: Castle Spire® blue holly, Gem Box® inkberry holly (a great boxwood alternative), and Berry Poppins® winterberry holly. Photos by Proven Winners.
For more, see this list of 18 plants with winter interest.
A Portland, Oregon homeowner transformed a challenging slope into a beautiful display of winter-blooming plants. See how they did it and find out why hellebores were the perfect choice! Photo by: Janet Loughrey.
If you’re stumped on how to pick plants that go well together, Proven Plant Pairings has the answers. Choose your growing zone, sun/shade exposure, and flower colors, as well as options such as season of interest (even winter!), attracting pollinators, deer resistance, drought tolerance, and more. Then see what perfect matches are created just for you! Print out your planting plan and plant list to take to your local garden center, or shop online and pre-order for spring delivery. Photos by: Proven Winners, Designs by: Home Outside.
**Get your shopping lists ready for Proven Winners’ Green Monday Sale happening Monday, December 13!
A mix that makes the perfect gift! Celebrate the holidays with a potting mix that smells merry. IvyMay Redwoods Houseplant & Aroid Potting Mix contains essential oils that not only smell wonderful, but also help keep pests away! Ask for it at your local plant shop or order online.
You do so much for others, so why not give yourself a holiday gift of an evening (webinar) with David Culp? Registration is open for the first Journey Through Your Garden series for 2022, happening January 13th @ 6PM EST. Each session will focus on the coming month ahead and what you can expect to see, do, and enjoy in your garden—as only David can present it. Get more info and register today!
Warm-climate gardens may slow down, but they don’t ever really stop. Here are ways to keep your garden at its best through the “winter” months.
Don’t leave your garden out in the cold. There’s still a lot you can do during winter to make sure you and your garden are ready when spring arrives.
Another way to add interest, height, color, and texture to your garden is with containers. They also provide a space for you to have a little fun and create something that’s one of a kind. Last week, we asked you and our social media followers to share your winter container creations with us, and boy do we have some talented friends! Above are just a few of the containers shared with us, and you can see more on our Instagram (DM us there to share yours!). Pictured from top left: @cindybirkins, @
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