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landscape design with winter interest in mind

Written by Anne Marie DiMatteo | Sat, Jan 25, 2014

As you find yourself in the middle of winter with below freezing temperatures and wind chills, it is a perfect time to stay inside and look out at your yard. What do you see? What would you like to see? This is the time you want to think about how you may want to fill in and add to your landscape. There are so many plants that will liven any landscape, even in the dead of winter. 

Ilex verticillata- 

The bright red berries look great with snow and add color to any winter landscape. They also attract birds which are always enjoyable to watch in the winter.


 Cornus alba- also know as Red Twig Dogwoods

The red twig is a beautiful winter accent with the white snow as a backdrop. 


 Picea pungens-

'Montgomery Blue Spruce' and 'Globosa' are two examples of evergreen shrubs with needles that hold their bright blue color all year round.


So, as you look out into your frozen, snow covered yard, what would you rather see? What kind of plants do you have already, and what kind do you want to add to enhance the snow and make winter a little more bearable in New England? This is a great time of year to get in contact with a local landscape designer in your area. If a landscape design with winter interest is important to you, consider scheduling a consultation now so they can see how your landscape looks in the winter. 

With these long New England winter months, you deserve to have great plants to view outside your window! Get in touch with a local designer, and if you live in eastern Massachusetts, please feel free to contacts us anytime.