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Winter Color in the Landscape

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Date: November 24, 2020
Agent: Donna Teasley

Hello, this is Donna Teasley, Horticulture Agent with the North Carolina Cooperative
Extension, Burke Center.

It sure is cold outside and the landscape has pretty much gone to sleep for the winter. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t have some interesting winter color out there and even a few flowers to get us through the long winter.

The use of variegated plants can give a great winter color to your home garden. Trees and shrubs with interesting bark and twigs such as crape myrtle, birch and yellow twig dogwood can also bring some winter bling to the sleeping landscape. Don’t forget to think about the way you want your garden to look during the winter months as well as the summer time. Do remember though that a little bling goes a long way. Just a few of these winter jewels will be plenty.

There are some shrubs and perennials that do indeed offer winter flowers. The flowers and sweet fragrance of some varieties of winter daphnes can give a mid-winter lift to any hibernating gardener who plants one of these shrubs in his garden. Winter jasmine is another winter flowering plant that will burst into flower in January for a startling display. Witch Hazel, red river lily and hellebore are more choices for winter blooms in our area. These plants and more can help us make it through a long winter with hints of what’s in store for us when spring finally arrives.

This is Donna Teasley with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Burke Center. If you would like more information about this program, you can give us a call us at 439-4460.

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Donna Teasley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDonna TeasleyExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Donna Email Donna N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center
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