After the leaves have fallen and the temperature has cooled, your garden can begin to look a little sad. Fortunately there are many different plants that will create interest in your garden and containers through the colder months! The lists below include suggestions, but there are many more plants available. Some of the plants are also appropriate for planters, and those have been marked with an asterisk (*).
Colorful or interesting twigs: Contorted Filbert, red and yellow twig dogwood, Pacific fire vine maple and coral bark Japanese maple. In general, twig color intensifies as the weather gets colder.
Flowers: Camellia (sasanqua for winter flowering, japonica for spring), Mahonia, Daphne odora (winder Daphne, smells heavenly), heather, Sarcococca, and witch hazel. Winter flowering shrubs are particularly attractive to hummingbirds.