The Garden in Winter

 


Article by: Hugh Harris-Evans

Novice gardeners often regard the period between October and March as a time of the year when the garden , Water Pond Designs should be ignored until the warmth of Spring , Seed Starting Tips returns. After all the flowers , Growing Grass Under Trees have faded and trees , Fleur De Lotus: Purity in a Sullied World and shrubs , Water Pond Designs have shed , Bonsai trees Mastery - Different styles in Bonsai Gardening their leaves so what is the point? With experience comes the realisation that the garden , Gypsum Valuable Input for Agriculture in winter , Decorative Garden Accents has a character and beauty all of its own.

Because most trees , Landscaping 101 and shrubs , The Protea Family (Proteaceae) lose their leaves in the fall, , New Uses For Old Plants the most important element in planning a garden , Coping With Algae in the Pond that is attractive in both winter , Seed Starting Tips and summer , Outdoor Living Cleanses The Mind, Body, and Spirit is to get the basic structure right. Paths, , New Uses For Old Plants hedges, , Water Pond Designs trees , Do It Yourself: An Attractive Rock Garden Anyone Would Be Proud Of and shrubs , Planting and Caring for Flower Bulbs should be arranged so that the view from the house , Outdoor Living Cleanses The Mind, Body, and Spirit reveals something of interest at each season , Growing Grass Under Trees of the year.

Just because all your annual , How to Grow Hydrangeas and herbaceous flowers , How to Pick Up the Most Necessary Gardening Tools? are over and now a mass of frosted stems does not mean that there can be nothing to enjoy in the garden. , Gypsum Valuable Input for Agriculture Even without leaves and flowers , Everybody Feng Shui Tonight - in the Garden many shrubs , A Creative Patio can provide a colorful display through the winter , Let Life and Energy Flow from the Garden months. Dogwood (cornus alba) has bright red stems throughout the winter. , Gypsum Valuable Input for Agriculture Yellow stems are found on several varieties of willow. Many garden , Let Life and Energy Flow from the trees exhibit colorful trunks and branches which are only clearly revealed once they have lost their leaves.

With all this talk of bare stems you should remember that there are many shrubs , Backpack Blowers that keep their leaves and do produce flowers , Soils, the Natural Solution during the winter. , Tillers - How to Find the Right Tiller for the Job The Winter , Decorative Garden Accents Jasmine (jasminum nudiflorum) is a sturdy shrub , Florida Homes: Easy Landscaping and Curb Appeal which will grow , Gypsum Valuable Input for Agriculture almost anywhere whose bright yellow flowers , Decorative Garden Accents light up any dull winter's day. Mahonia (M. japonica) is another shrub , Easy Hypertufa Planters with yellow flowers , About Crocuses which has the added benefit of a fragrant scent. Rose , Water Ponds and Wildlife - How To Attract More Animals to Your Backyard pink blooms are borne from December to February by one of the Viburnums (V. x bodnantense).

Another group that can provide interest in winter , Common Landscape Design Features are those that have finished flowering , Southwestern Landscape Art - An Investment? but then produce colorful berries. Cotoneaster, Pyracanthus and Skimmia all have bright red berries which make a striking display and also attract wild birds , Planting and Caring for Flower Bulbs into your garden , Rose ing in their search food. , Bonsai Trees

So far we have been concentrating on shrubs. , Your Step By Step Guide To Planting The Perfect Lawn But what about smaller plants? Does your flowerbed have to remain bare all winter? Not at all, there are plenty of hardy plants , Southwestern Landscape Art - An Investment? that can survive the winter , 5 Pieces of Equipment Gardeners Can't Live Without frosts and snow. , Soils, the Natural Solution The Christmas Rose , New Uses For Old Plants is one of the several varieties of hellebores that flower , Backpack Blowers at this time of year.

Other plants , A Creative Patio that flower , Double Your Crops later but are useful for ground cover include Bergenia, Pulmoniaria, Saxifrage and Lamium, the Dead Nettle. Ivies and Vincas also make good ground cover but need to be pruned regularly to keep them under control.

If you are one of those people who have tended to forget about your garden , Permanently Remove Green Pool Algae in the winter, , Southwestern Landscape Art - An Investment? I hope that this article may have given you a few ideas on how you can plan , Landscaping 101 your backyard , Growing Grass Under Trees so that it gives you pleasure throughout the year.
Hugh Harris-Evans is the owner of The Garden , Landscaping 101 Supplies Advisor where you will find further articles, gardening , Outdoor Living Cleanses The Mind, Body, and Spirit tips and product , Everybody Feng Shui Tonight - in the Garden reviews. http://www.garden-supplies-advisor.com

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