First resort. Winter visitors are arriving in lower elevation communities and passing through the higher places; traffic alone shows this. So, how do you make your own garden feel more likea favorite resort? Create potted plantings that impress during the cold season. Hardier accent plants, such as yucca, Hesperaloe, Nolina and some cacti can take planting in larger containers if kept on the drier side. One can underplant the above using hardy winter annuals, such as dianthus, pansies, kale or petunias. Or add color with year-round foliage to contrast containers. In colder locales be prepared to cover plants during harder freezes.