You’re probably one of two people:
“Winter is a cold, harsh reality. I just need to get through this slog.”
“Winter is so beautiful, I just love seeing how magical it makes a garden look.”
Or maybe you happen to be a third type of person, one dwelling in a blissfully warm climate that never sees snow. No matter which camp you’re in, you might have questions about snow in your garden, especially if it’s rare. So I’ve answered 7 of the most common questions I get in the winter, in this article.
For my fellow winter lovers, I need to show you the overhead views our photographer caught of our trial and display gardens. I love how clear all of the paths are and how bold the tall evergreens look in their groups.
Soft Serve® Gold False Cypress
This one’s for gardeners with winter woes. The sunny chartreuse foliage on this evergreen is gorgeous year-round, but truly shines when it’s contrasted by the snow! Its beauty won’t be disfigured by deer browsing or burned by the sun or wind.
- full sun (6+ hours) to part sun (4-6 hours)
- 6-10 ft. tall and wide
- USDA zones 4-8 (-30°F/-34.4°C)
Should I do anything to prepare my garden for winter?
Yes, here’s a short list:
– Put a 2-3″ layer of mulch around the base of your plants, but not touching any stems/branches.
– If you haven’t gotten any precipitation lately, water the garden before the ground freezes.
– Protect plants that are susceptible to winter damage.