Get Some Colorful Blooms Now

The article below written by Liz Baessler on the Garden Know How website, lists 6 plants that will bloom and flower during the winter months to give beautiful colors.

Winter can be a tough time for the gardener. Not only are all those fresh flowers and vegetables gone, but so are their bright colors. Where you used to have more colors than words for them, now you have white, gray, and the occasional brown. Come to think of it, winter’s a tough time for everyone. But it doesn’t have to be! While the options may be whittled down a little, there’s plenty of brightness to be had if you know where to look. Here are our top 6 plants for winter color.

1. Holly – There’s a reason so many Christmas wreaths are made of holly. Most varieties are evergreen, which means they provide bright green foliage all year long. It’s their vivid red berries that are the showstoppers, though.

2. Cranberry bush – Similar to holly, cranberry bush is a plant that produces bright red berries (hence the name) that appear in the fall and last well into winter. Unlike holly, the cranberry bush loses its leaves every year. It does it with style, though, turning stunning shades of yellow and purple in autumn.

To read the entire article head over to GardeningKnowHow.