Blog Contributed by David West
Feeling a little gloomy about your winter landscaping? You don’t have to! Georgia, while it does get cold, can support a variety of flowers and plants in the winter that can brighten your landscape design and your mood! There are also perks to incorporating winter-blooming trees and shrubs into your landscaping – they smell wonderful!
Winter-blooming trees and shrubs are the most fragrant of plants. Winter Honeysuckle is a perfect example of a winter-blooming plant that smells delightful during the winter. Most may not associate the winter season and blooming flowers together; however with the right flowers you can easily brighten your winter landscape design with colorful flowers and fragrant shrubs.
Along with Winter Honeysuckle, Wintersweet is another large shrub that blooms in Georgia during the winter. It, too, is an extremely fragrant plant. Wintersweet is scattered with delicate yellow flowers that will instantly brighten any landscape design. Wintersweet’s delectable smell can be described as a combination of spices, vanilla and banana. Witch Hazel is another Southern plant that produces blooms and an aromatic, spicy scent during the winter.
Along with flowers, you can add color to your winter landscape design by adding plants with fruit! Several plants produce fruit during the winter season. Some of these plants include Hollies, Beautyberry, and Aronia. While winter can seem like a gloomy time of year, it is easy to brighten your landscaping and your mood with a few simple plants! Add Winter Honeysuckle, Wintersweet, Hollies, or any of the plants named above to brighten your landscape design this winter!
David West is not only a manager on the landscape maintenance, installation and turf management team of Great Estates Landscaping, he is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending as much time with his family as possible.
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