Now is the time to plan for changes to your landscape in the spring. Pull out some paper and create some designs! Do you want to change the color scheme, change plants, change bed shapes or just add to the landscape you have currently? There are so many plants, shrubs and trees to choose from so make sure you do your research. Check that the plants you want to add are hardy in your zone, are viable in your soil conditions, can be planted in sun or shade, have thorns or not, how big do they grow and what shape is needed when pruning.
Here are a few ideas (photos compliments of Monrovia):
Winterberry are moderate sized shrubs with spreading upright crowns. They are good fruit providers for wildlife, but the fruit is poisonous to humans.
Gold Rider Leyland Cypress maintain their color through the winter. The interior foliage is lime green and has bright gold-tipped sprays.
Good Vibrations Gold Juniper is a low-spreading variety with a bold gold color. It is said to be deer resistant and has orange hues in the fall.
The Fire Chief Globe Arborvitae is a shrub with finely textured gold foliage in the spring and deep red fall color.
Pink-A-Boo Camellia has large, deep-pink, fragrant flowers with yellow centers. This slow grower can make a nice hedge or border shrub.
There are so many wonderful plants out there and we hope you find the ones which will bring you enjoyment year round. Happy planning!