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A Garden In Winter

November 22 2022

A Garden In Winter
A Garden In Winter

Create space in the garden for winter blooms and color. Add foliage to light up and silhouette the grey Pacific Northwest Skies. Sasanqua Camellias brighten up winter days with showy flower during December and January. Season fragrances from Daphne and Dawn Viburnum fill the garden with aroma in late winter as textural shrubs and perennials fill the layers around unique evergreens. Use espaliered camellias to create living walls to define a garden room. Accent a cozy seating area with pottery to add seasonal color that makes the perfect place to sit, sipping hot cocoa while wrapped in a warm blanket on a clear winter day.


Plant List:

A. Evergreen Tree

Winter interest backdrop with the texture of an evergreen tree.

  • Golden Pillar Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa 'Golden Pillar')
  • Chief Joseph Pine (Pinus contorta var. Latifolia 'Chief Joseph')
  • Blue Ice Cypress (Cupressus arizonica var. glabra 'Blue Ice')

B. Shrubs for Color and Texture

Choose one variety and repeat.

  • Mountain Pepper (Drimys lanceolata)
  • Burkwood Viburnum (Viburnum x burkwoodii)
  • Pieris japonica 'Katsura'

C. Winter Blooming Shrubs

Choose one variety and repeat

  • Witch Hazel (Hamamelis sp.)
  • Golden Winterhazel (Corylopsis spicata 'Aurea')
  • Pink Dawn Viburnum (Viburnum x bodnantense 'Pink Dawn')

D. Dwarf Evergreen Texture

Choose one variety and repeat

  • Carsten's Wintergold Pine (Pinus m.)
  • Leucothoe axilaris 'Curly Red'
  • Daphne x burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie'

E. Espalier Camellia

Choose one  variety and repeat around a seating are to create a garden room

  • Camellia sasanqua

F. Dwarf Camellia

  • Camellia Sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira'

G. The Low Layers

Mix and match 3 varieties or use a combination of different varieties of Hellebores to add low texture along steps and seating area

  • Christmas Rose Collection Helleborus
  • Coral Bells Heuchera
  • Bergenia 


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