Winter Gardening 37 Ideabooks

In mild climates, there's still time to plant a festive camellia in a pot near the front door and put in bulbs for a big spring show. In colder areas, it's time to gather boughs from the yard for fresh arrangements inside and out. In the Southwest, luminarias make outdoor rooms glow, and in the Northeast, feeders bring...
New Year, New Landscape — What to Do in Your January Garden
The holidays are receding from view, and the excitement of the new year is brimming. Whether tending your garden is a New Year’s resolution or a release, all sorts of garden chores can make you feel productive this month. Scan seed catalogs, prune deciduous...
Your Garden Is Stirring — Here's What to Do in February
Warming temperatures in the western U.S. are calling for delicious garden additions like artichokes, blackberries and persimmons. For those still with snow-covered gardens, enjoy some indoor planting while planning for spring. In the American Southwest,...
Extend Your Growing Season With a Cold Frame in the Garden
My grandmother had a cold frame. It was a long rectangular box angled to catch the sun with a sliding glass top, located along the south wall of the garage. At the time I didn't know what it was, but now I've built one of my own, just outside my kitchen,...
7 Container Plantings to Bring Winter Gardens to Life
Winter can be bland at the best of times. While the structure plants of your garden can usually hold interest all year, containers that punctuate key areas of the space in the summer can look pretty tired once winter rolls around. We like to combat this...
8 Gorgeous Trees for Winter Interest in the Garden
Winter is often thought of as the time of year to escape the harsh elements and head indoors to get cozy. Most plants are dormant, and the garden is a much more subdued place than in the spring and summer, when there's all that vibrant and budding color....
How to Help Your Trees Weather a Storm
It seems there's no end to big, bad and ugly weather events. When big storms hit with wet snow, heavy rains or gale-force winds, trees suffer. Mature trees are susceptible for any number of reasons, and when an old tree gets irreparably damaged, the loss...
Great Design Plant: Ornamental Cabbage and Kale
Ornamental cabbage and kale are the kinds of plants I love to design with. I think of these plants as I do succulents; they aren't flowers but offer a flower or rosette kind of shape. They...
Expert Pruning Secrets for Exquisite Roses
After the threat of frost has passed, hit the garden armed in your toughest clothes and sharpened pruners for the annual task of cutting back the roses. While gardeners may share different insights on the art of rose pruning, one thing is certain: While...
Planning Time: Get Your Garden Started With Seeds
Garden catalogs have a lot to answer for. They arrive during the doldrums of January and offer glimpses of spring and summer gardens full of bright flowers and luscious vegetables. Unfortunately, when you look outside, it seems like gardening weather...
Great Design Plant: Snowberry Pleases Year-Round
Wander along nearly any stretch of Pacific Northwest roadside or through a forest clearing, and you will soon encounter vast thickets of snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus). Most commonly seen in roadside ditches in farming areas, growing with steeplebush...
Great Design Plant: Gold Collection Hellebores Perform Like Stars
Hellebores are a mainstay of my winter garden. Tolerant of deer, drought, rabbits and shade, they meet my criteria for a low-maintenance, evergreen perennial. Yet not all hellebores are equal. Thankfully gone are the days of the coarse-leaved, somewhat...
6 Reasons I’m Not Looking Forward to Spring
I’m a bit of a contrarian, I admit, and the older I get, the more contrarian I feel. Maybe I’ve spent too much time in classrooms playing devil’s advocate with students whose minds I’m trying to stretch, or maybe I’m just seeing things through...
6 Flowers for Gorgeous Winter Garden Color
Is your garden a floral wonderland in summer but devoid of flowers in winter? There is a period of time between the last leaf fall of autumn and the first crocus opening in early spring when we crave not only color, but also flowers. While the nurseries...
How to Get an Amaryllis to Rebloom
Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) is a tropical bulb that has become a popular indoor winter plant. It’s easy to see why: those gloriously big, bright flowers. Whether red, pink, apricot or white, those trumpet-shaped blooms can make any space more dramatic...
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