Winter is normally the time of year when we pack away the bright colors in our closets and opt for darker colors. But there’s no reason to do this with our landscapes. We can maintain vibrant gardens all year long by including these beautiful winter flowers to add color.
Winter Flowers to Add Color to Your Landscape
Ornamental cabbages and kale are annuals that can provide a completely different texture to a landscape bed. One of the best things about these plants is that they can survive some of the coldest winter temperatures. Their colors actually tend to intensify in the cold and can grow up to 2 feet tall.
Winter Jasmine is especially trouble-free. This plant may not smell like jasmine, but the vines on can reach almost 7 feet tall. Winter jasmine vines are a beautiful ornamentation when trained to climb a trellis or wall.
This may be an obvious choice to some, but holly bushes can bring that warm sense of holiday magic to your landscape once you turn those outdoor twinkling lights on for the night. These bushes are full of bold green, bright yellow or red berries. There are over 400 varieties to choose from and they can grow up to 80 feet if left unchecked.
Lenten roses offer a hearty evergreen leaf with a rose-like blossom in wonderful shades of pink, red, maroon, chartreuse and white that last for weeks at a time. These plants self-sow and provide the home-owner with a low-maintenance colony of beauty.
Snapdragons are a classic cottage garden flower, opening spikes of blooms with hinged petals that open and close like a dragon’s mouth. Look for flowers in nearly every shade. Tall types are perfect for cutting. They can survive a hard freeze as long as they don’t dry out during the cold.
There’s no need to worry about your garden looking sad and dry during the cold season. These bushes and flowers can help you create an attractive space even in the harshest weather conditions.
Looking to add some color to your winter landscape? Contact Keane Landscaping today.