Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hardy Winter Plants

I don't know about some of you, but this time of year my landscape and some of my containers look drab.  No fear, Chris is here!!!  There are several different varieties of winter hardy plants that not only thrive in the winter but give color in one form or another.  One of my favorites is the Lenten Rose.  This plant comes is so many colors and varieties.  You have your chose of white, green, pink, to deep burgundy.  They are hardy and bloom all winter.  But do not forget about the evergreen coral bells.  They to come in an assortment of colors from lime green to deep rich purple foliage.  They grow like a hosta in semi-shade.
Don't forget about using plants like variegated ivy and even green ivy.  Also the silver white hues of dusty miller makes this plant a wonderful winter choice as well.  We think of it as an annual but in the South it is an perennial for the most part.

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