It’s hard to make a winter garden look good, especially when you’re deep in the bowels of mid-winter, slogging through a landscape full of dull grays and browns. Instead of pining for color, alter your focus and seek that other crucial component every good garden employs: texture.
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Think about how to best use the thin, but nourishing winter light; how it plays with the spent seed heads, stems, leaves and petals of the summer garden past. There are a great many plants with interesting bark, or winter fruits to keep the season lively, but there are also flowers that shine with a whole other light once the verdant days of summer are long gone.