The winter can be a dull time for landscape design since most ornamental trees, shrubs and perennial flowers are dormant for the season. Thankfully, there are a variety of pretty plants that can add a splash of color to your otherwise monochromatic yard. At Arbor-Nomics, we offer premium lawn care services for property owners in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding neighborhoods. We enjoy helping our clients make the most of their landscape no matter what season it is, and we want you to have the same rewarding results for your home. Here are just a few of the most popular winter plant varieties that grow well in the Atlanta area.
Winterberry is a deciduous Holly that produces beautiful bright crimson berries throughout the winter. While Holly can survive in colder climates, Winterberry is also known to thrive in areas with a cold-hardy zone of 3 to 9. This means residents in the Atlanta area can also enjoy this wintertime staple. Just keep in mind that you will need a pollinator if you want berries to appear. Also, while many species of birds and small mammals can eat the berries without a problem, it can be potentially toxic to humans and some pets, so use caution when incorporating this gorgeous plant into your landscaping design.
Ornamental Kale and Cabbage
While many people assume that cabbage and kale belong in their summer vegetable gardens, you might want to consider placing certain varietals throughout your landscaping when the temperature drops. These cold hearty greens are available in multiple styles that can give you a burst of purple, pink and green.
Hyacinths are another popular plant that offers a wide range of colors to choose from. Whether you want light blue, pink or yellow, these winter loving flowers can make a great addition to your flower beds. They are also easy to care for and will last a very long time when cut and placed in water. This makes them an excellent flower to grow for indoor flower arrangements.
Pansies and Violas
Both Violas and Pansies prefer cooler temperatures. When the climate is too hot, they can resist flowering and may become droopy or unhealthy. Georgia’s fall and winter temperatures can provide the perfect pick me up for these two popular landscaping flowers. Best of all, they offer a variety of colorful petals including yellow, white, blue, orange and purple and are very easy to grow and maintain, particularly in Zone 7b.
Are You Looking for More Ways to Improve the Beauty of Your Lawn This Winter? Call Arbor-Nomics
Do you often struggle to maintain the condition of your lawn in the fall and winter? Let the professionals at Arbor-Nomics revitalize your grass with our quality lawn care services. Our Certified Landscape Specialists will ensure that your lawn is beautiful every month of the year. Contact our office for more information about our lawn care treatments and services, or to schedule a convenient appointment with a lawn care expert in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Marietta, Woodstock, Cumming, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Georgia or a nearby metro area community.