As colder weather takes over, you may find yourself with a barren and dreary landscape around your home. Many of the plants that made up your garden and landscaping may be gone until spring, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful landscape through the cold months. Fall and winter landscaping can transform your home, increase your curb appeal, and even set the stage for a winter wonderland when it comes time for holiday decorations.
There are several things to consider when planning your winter landscape. For example, you will want to plant things that will not only survive the winter, but thrive in it. Look for plants that create visual interest through an unusual texture or colorful bark–and it’s always a bonus if it catches snow in its branches to add to the idyllic winter wonderland aesthetic. Plants that produce berries through the colder months will also draw birds to your home, adding beauty, interest, and welcome birdsong to your outdoor spaces. Here are three great plants to consider adding to your garden that will thrive during the fall and winter weather.
The compact American cranberrybush viburnum is a hearty, rounded shrub that will fill out any thinning landscape in the fall. During the autumn months, the foliage can vary in color from purple to red–perfect for any fall landscape. The cranberrybush viburnum also produces masses of bright red berries that will draw birds to your shrubbery all winter. Plus, these bright pops of color will add plenty of interest to your garden and stand out in the snow.
Another plant that will draw birds to your property with its signature berries is the winterberry holly. What sets these berry shrubs apart from many others is that it’s deciduous. Since the winterberry holly sheds its leaves each year, it will grow and change with the rest of your landscape during the fall. During the winter months, these shrubs will be heavy with brightly colored berries (you can opt for the classic red or a golden variety) that will keep your landscape extremely colorful.
Red Twig Dogwood
Red twig dogwood, also known as red osier dogwood, is an extremely hearty plant that will add plenty of beauty and interest to your winter landscape. This plant will flower in May, producing lovely white blooms and fruit, but it’s the bark that makes red twig dogwood perfect for fall and winter weather. The signature bark, which can range in color from a brighter red to a deeper burgundy, really stands out against pure snow and ice. Combined with some bright berry shrubs and perennial grass, your landscape will be ready to make a great impression this fall and winter.
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