• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide

Trees and Shrubs with Winter Character

Take a walk around your neighborhood or hike through a nearby park or public garden to burn some calories and gather ideas for your winter landscape.

Notice the plants that grab your attention. Evergreens, of course, but I bet you’ll start noticing trees and shrubs with colorful bark, unique form or persistent fruit and seedpods.

Take a few pictures of the plant and the overall landscape. This will be helpful when trying to identify the plant and may inspire ways to incorporate it into your landscape.

Don’t be afraid to ask the homeowner about their plants.  Most gardeners are proud of their gardens and like to share. Look for labels on the plants or maps that identify the trees and shrubs at parks and public gardens

As always make sure the plants you select will fit the space and thrive in your yard’s growing conditions.

A bit more information:  Including bird-friendly plants helps add motion and color to the winter landscape. You’ll enjoy watching them feast on the fruit and seeds or huddle in the shelter of your evergreens.

Related

Upcoming Webinars & Appearances


Oct. 14-16
NARI Milwaukee
Home & Remodeling Show

Oct. 26

Webinar: Year-round Perennial
Garden Maintenance


Nov. 2
Webinar: Boosting the Beauty of
and Propagating Houseplants


June 3 – 11, 2023
“Castles & Gardens” Adventure in Ireland with Melinda Myers
Includes the Bloom Festival in Dublin!

CLICK HERE for more information on Melinda's 2022 Wisconsin State Fair presentations on
Affordable Food Gardening 

CLICK HERE for pollinator gardening webinars, videos & DIY projects

Watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Enter to Win
a Corona Tools
Hori Hori Knife!

ENTER NOW