In late autumn, when all the bright leaves are crumbling, the areas around private houses begin to look rather dull. And they remain so until the first spring greenery appears. Our tips site will tell you what plants can be planted on the site so that the garden and yard will delight with their appearance even in winter.
In the first place, of course, are the evergreen conifers that are familiar to us, perfectly suitable for the Russian climate. And not only spruce and pine trees, which the owners can decorate before the New Year, giving the site a festive look. The portal devoted individual articles to the selection and care of conifers in the first years after planting..
It is easy to grow ornamental grasses on the site. For example, miscanthus, as in the photo above, wild oats, rod-shaped millet. Their spikelets, similar to the feathers of an exotic bird, will look very impressive even under flakes of snow..
Red derain, he is also the dogwood Red Twig, thanks to its bright red branches, looks very impressive in the winter garden. Calmly tolerates frosts of more than -40 degrees, the branches change color from green to dark purple.
Shrubs will perfectly decorate the winter garden, on which bright berries remain. Before you, in order, barberry, a guest from America – Heteromeles arbutifolia, aka Toyon, a snowberry and a holly. Birds love to feast on the berries of some of these shrubs, so by planting them you will also do a good deed by feeding the birds. But the fruits of the snowberry are unsuitable for eating, they cause vomiting and dizziness in people, so you need to make sure that children do not try them.
You should also take a closer look at evergreen deciduous plants. For example, rhododendron, some varieties of Mahonia and English holly. Their foliage will stay the same bright even under the snow. And if you shake off snow flakes from the branches, not a single guest will be able to pass by such a plant that is noticeable against the general background..
The hellebore, aka the wintering house (Helleborus), has such a name for a reason. It blooms even in frosts, delighting with very delicate buds against the background of dark green leaves. Tolerates frosts down to -30 degrees.
And do not forget about our local habitual viburnum and mountain ash. Their bright berries become tasty in winter and can be used for medical purposes. Very useful plants. And they look impressive.
The choice of plants that look great all year round and look great in winter is great. You choose, most of the plants we have listed are very unpretentious and will delight the eye when other flowers, shrubs and trees have lost their summer charm.