9 Tips for Captivating Winter Garden
Here are some secrets to add sparkle to your otherwise gloomy winter by making the garden colourful.
The plants must be strong and sturdy to withstand the frost and cloudy winter. Black Adder can be a good choice as the leaves and stems can withstand the winter and hold the head high.
Even if the flowers have faded the seed heads like that of Croft way Pink can still be swaying and smiling at you to keep your mood gleeful. So plant such herbs or shrubs that do not die and crumble quickly but are long-lasting.
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Keep the garden perky throughout the year. The garden must be a four-season one. Let the different plants bloom in different times of the year and even after the flowers the seed heads may remain till the next set of plants starts blossoming.
The herbs or shrubs that cannot withstand the cold weather should be avoided. If these plants collapse and perish then the garden will become lifeless. With these plants, the garden will also become lively as different types of birds will come to feed on the seeds.
Perennials and grasses should be chosen so that the garden remains joyful throughout the year, especially during the winters. Feathery and waving grasses and desiccated asters will make the garden filled up. The Monarda Prairienacht remains straight and upright even after the flowers have dried up.
Spice up your garden with a variety of plants. Hedges of Beech or Cornus can be grown along with perennials. Even if their leaves get dried they do not fall off but look brown-copper and stiff. Otherwise with the loss of foliage the garden will look barren
Spice up your garden with a variety of plants. Hedges of Beech or Cornus can be grown along with perennials. Even if their leaves get dried they do not fall off but look brown-copper and stiff. Otherwise with the loss of foliage the garden will look barren. So, with different plants covering the different parts of the garden, it will appear big and robust.
The Charms of Decay
The selection of plants should be done properly so that even at their perishing stage they do not look miserable. The milkweed looks like fox ears and fish tails in their last few days. That is, they look interesting.
The persistence of colour in the garden, even during the harsh winters, will give a positive vibe to the people living around it. If the plant’s flower at a different time the garden will not look lifeless. The black seeds of Baptisia and the reddened and listless leaves of Viburnum Dawn can not only withstand the frost but also look colourful and cheerful in their last stage of life.
Frost is your friend
The pompom heads of Pennisetum looks more charming than the powdery frost falling the branches of trees. Grow plants which will look like a mystical fairy tale garden even in the severest of weather.