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Winter Color

September 6th, 2018

I just finished up an article for Northern Gardener about the winter garden. As I look through all my photos to find ones to accompany the article, I’m finding lots of great ideas of things I want to start planting/adding to my current garden. Specifically, I need to add plants with twigs/branches that are colorful during the drab winter months. I came across a few, some from my garden, others from Kingwood Center. The yellow/orange plant is a Coral Embers Willow.




I have a redtwig dogwood in my garden, and got a new yellow one last year. They’re easy to propagate, so I’ve been slowly making new shrubs to use in a mass planting.

What are some of your favorite plants for winter interest in the garden?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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