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Short days, long nights and cold temperatures can have us feeling down in the dumps! Color can have a powerful effect on us; Different colors can inspire different emotions. So adding cheerful colors to your garden can help chase away the winter blues.
Different colors mean different things and inspire different emotions.
o White – sosphisticated, hopeful
o Pink – loving, friendly
o Purple – graceful, soothing
o Red – bold, passionate
o Yellow – energetic, happy
o Green – restful, healthy
Folks might think the winter means a drab, boring landscape, but there are plenty of plants that love the winter and bring these colors to the garden.
o Pansies & violas – rainbow of flower colors
o Helleborus – white, pink, purple flowers
o Heuchera – red, purple, peachy-orange foliage
o Ornamental cabbage/kale/swiss chard – purple, pink & white accents
o Camellia shrubs – pink, red or white flowers
o Mahonia shrub – yellow flowers + berries for birds
o Conifers – great use of texture + interesting colors like yellow/chartreuse (ex. Gold Mop Cypress)
Winter is a great time to take a close look at your landscape. If you’re interested in upgrading your yard and garden, we can do a complete, custom landscape design now in winter, and then you can have a whole new outdoor retreat ready by spring!