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Gardeners play an important role in helping wildlife thrive in suburban and urban settings in the wintertime. Even when they are dormant, our gardens can support all kinds of living creatures. Learn about the different kinds of plants to include in your garden that will help wildlife survive the winter.

 

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No matter what the weather, there is always something to enjoy out in the garden during the winter months, if we remember to plan for winter interest. Here are a variety of ways to make your garden shine, even in winter.

Berry Poppins Ilex verticillata winterberry holly

Wintertime doesn’t have to be drab in the garden. Include at least a few of these recommended winter garden plants and you’ll have something beautiful to enjoy through the coldest months of the year.

Many gardeners ask us about how to overwinter their Proven Winners salvias. Plants that are so vigorous and grow so large in a single season seem like they might be durable enough to survive the winter, but will they? The answer is a little more complex than you might think. Here’s the low down on overwintering all of our salvias.

Any garden can look great in spring or summer, but it takes real preparation and research to have a garden that looks great in fall and winter. It also takes discipline: garden centers are always stocked with shrubs that look fabulous at that moment, making those that don’t come into their own much later in the season easily passed by. However, it pays off to always add a few shrubs to your landscape that will look wonderful when the rest of the garden is fading. And, it pays off dividends to pick plants that make great cut branches in fall and winter, giving you the chance to create your own unique arrangements and décor during the holidays and beyond.

Here are shrubs – for fall or winter – that look great in the garden, in the vase, and more. While they may not be at their most exciting in spring, when the temperature drops and things start to get gloomy, you’ll be mighty glad you added them to your planting list.

 

Winter is certainly the time to dream, plan and prepare for next year’s garden, but there are a number of tasks you can do out in the garden to keep it growing well through the winter months. Let’s take a look at ten ways to maintain your green thumb through the coldest time of year.

Berry Poppins Ilex verticillata winterberry holly

Winter is an ideal time of year to plan for next season’s garden, and your best new idea might be closer than you think. Let’s explore where we can find inspiration that will help us dream up and plan next year’s garden.

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No matter what the weather, there is always something to enjoy outdoors during the winter months, if we remember to plant for winter interest in spring and fall. Let’s bundle up, go outside, and take a walk around Dee's garden.

It is so hard to let go and sometimes you don’t have to!

This article goes over techniques for overwintering plants that must remain green and growing through the winter.

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