winter plants

  • snowdrops sprouting
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    Snowdrops Chase Away the Winter Doldrums

    Amid the sloshing, squishing, and squelching of spring in the Northwest, green tips and small white flowers start pushing through the soil. Some are up and flowering freely in January,…

  • Witch hazels
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    Wake Up Winter with Witch Hazels

    During the winter months in the Pacific Northwest, it is hard to know if it will be sunny and bright, raining cats and dogs, or a snowy winter wonderland when…

  • Camellias for winter
    Design

    Colorful Camellias for the Winter Garden in Northern California

    Would you like elegant, long-lasting blooms to bring indoors in the middle of winter? Or maybe you’ve been longing to add vibrancy, color, and beauty to your late-winter landscape? I’ve…

  • 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…

  • colorful winter fruit
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    Plants With Colorful Winter Fruit for the Midwest

    As Midwest gardeners look out onto our winter landscapes, thoughts of spring are constantly running through our heads. Splashes of color in winter gardens help keep us going until spring…

  • winter plant for birds
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    Winter Plants for Birds in the South

    Winter is a tough time to be a bird. Many of the fruits that linger into winter farther north are long gone before the first cold front blows through our…

  • 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…