Planting for Winter Interest?

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Registered: 07-13-2008
Planting for Winter Interest?
Sat, 10-31-2009 - 12:31am

Since I grow mostly annuals and vegetables, my garden looks pretty bare during the winter months. But I do fill a couple large pots on my patio with branches and greens just for some winter interest. I am wondering what the rest of you northerners do or plant or grow for winter interest in your yard and garden?



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Registered: 12-17-2007
Mon, 11-02-2009 - 11:08pm

I would love to add some winter interest, but I am not sure where to start. I planted a couple bushes that my local nursery recommended, but they did not make it through the summer. They were supposed to have reddish branches in the winter. sigh

We do have some evergreens trees and bushes, but we need more!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 11-03-2009 - 7:21pm
there really is not much of interest in our yard in the winter. LOL!
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Registered: 07-10-2003
Tue, 11-03-2009 - 7:27pm
well i will say there are a lot of maple leaves(which are pretty but quite big.