Ideas for Winter Interest in the Garden

Ilex verticillata
Blue Princess Holly

There are plenty of ways to extend the gardening season for our long Connecticut winters. One way is to add plants which hold berries well into the winter. Besides giving birds a needed treat, placing a plant with berries close to a window or door can add some visual interest to your garden through the doldrums of winter. Here is two reliable performers for our area.

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Richard Schipul
Richard Schipul

For the last 30 years, I have owned the landscape company Designing Eden LLC based in New Milford, CT. We offer landscape designs, landscape installations and garden maintenance services in Fairfield and Litchfield County Connecticut. I am currently the only Nationally Certified Landscape Designer in Litchfield County and sit on the board of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and Mad Gardeners.

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