Gifts All Year

I know that Christmas has come and gone for 2017 and we are heading into the new year. But now that the gifts are all open, your landscape can be a gift that gives all year long.

When planning a landscape, something to think about is how there can be interest all year long. This includes the dreariness of winter. We will go over some ideas for each of the seasons to make sure that your landscape has something of interest all year long. This is not even close to an all-inclusive list, but it is a way to get you thinking about what can help to make your landscape interesting all year long.

Spring: When you think of spring, you think of flowers. Daffodils and tulips are a great way to add in color. But typically the spring does a good job with producing interest in your landscape.

Summer: Annual plants are an easy way to add a boost of interest in the summer. In the summer as well, there are many flowering perennials.

Fall: Fall can be an easy season for interest as well. The big thing in the fall are the leaves that change color. Even plants like sedum can flower in the fall.

Winter: This is the trickiest time of the year for interest. Everything is covered in snow, and your plants are not actively growing. However, all hope is not lost. This is where ornamental grasses sticking up through the snow, or the bark on a paperbark birch can be of value. It provides interest even though the landscape is waiting for spring to come around.

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