winter interest

  • Edgeworthia flowers
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    Edgeworthia Is a Winter Star for the Southeast

    Edgeworthia (Edgeworthia chrysantha, Zones 7–10) is truly a four-season plant. In summer, it’s covered in beautiful, elongated, 5-inch-long leaves that hold droplets of water on their finely pubescent surfaces. In…

  • conifers
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    Everything You Need to Know About Conifers

    What is a conifer? We think of it as an evergreen plant with needle-like foliage, but a conifer is simply a plant that bears cones. And not all conifers are…

  • Winter Interest From the Ground Up
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    Winter Interest From the Ground Up

    As the last autumn leaves reluctantly drop and as bare seed heads stand tall in the field, we can no longer deny that winter is upon us. Our lush summer…

  • plants that peak in winter
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    Plants That Peak in Winter for Your Region

    Richie Steffen, executive director of the Elisabeth C. Miller Garden in Seattle and a leading expert on plants, discusses the often-undervalued appeal of winter gardens: "What many see as a…

  • Flame Willow
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    Plants That Peak in Winter in the Southeast

    Richie Steffen, executive director of the Elisabeth C. Miller Garden in Seattle and a leading expert on plants, discusses the often-undervalued appeal of winter gardens: “What many see as a…

  • Rattlesnake Master
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    Plants That Peak in Winter in the Mid-Atlantic

    Richie Steffen, executive director of the Elisabeth C. Miller Garden in Seattle and a leading expert on plants, discusses the often-undervalued appeal of winter gardens: “What many see as a…

  • Erecta English Ivy
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    Plants That Peak in Winter in the Northeast

    Richie Steffen, executive director of the Elisabeth C. Miller Garden in Seattle and a leading expert on plants, discusses the often-undervalued appeal of winter gardens: “What many see as a…

  • Prairie Gold quaking aspen
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    Deciduous Trees for Winter Interest in the Northern Plains

    Winter in the Northern Plains brings an opportunity to appreciate the deciduous trees in our landscape for more than just the leaves and flowers they provide. Form and texture really…

  • structural plants in winter
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    Structural Plants for Enduring Winter Interest in the Mid-Atlantic

    Mid-Atlantic gardeners don’t need to have empty gardens in winter. With some thoughtful designing and the right plants, you can obtain a garden full of structure and winter interest that…

  • Flame willow
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    Hot Winter Color in the Midwest with Willows and Dogwoods

    Winter in the Midwest doesn’t have to mean an absence of bright color. Of course we should be enjoying textures provided by our ornamental grasses, dormant perennials, and other plantings…