The First Day of Winter
Celebrate the first day of winter with a walk around the neighborhood or nearby botanical garden. It’s a great way to walk off a few of those holiday calories and plan for added winter interest in your landscape.
Look for evergreen and colorful flowers you would like to include.
Hardy pansies and Johnny Jump-ups provide color and cheer in both northern and southern gardens. In the north they flower until the snow covers the blooms and are among the first flowers to appear in spring. In warmer climates they brighten the landscape all winter long.
Cheddar pinks and some of the other perennial dianthus will hold their blue green foliage throughout the winter.
Many perennial geraniums and Bergenia have leaves that turn reddish-purple in fall and persist throughout the winter.
A bit more information: If your schedule or the weather doesn’t allow a walk outside, consider some other fun ways to celebrate the first day of winter.
Sept. 25, 2021
Green Bay Botanic Garden
25th Birthday Celebration
Sept. 30, 2021
Shade Gardening for Beauty and Pollinator Appeal
Oct. 9, 2021
@ Sanger House Gardens
Oct. 15-17, 2021
NARI Milwaukee Home &
Oct. 20, 2021
Kid & Pet Friendly Houseplants
Oct. 23, 2021
San Diego Fall Home & Garden Show
Del Mar, CA
Oct. 27, 2021
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