The garden doesn't have to be boring in winter!
There are quite a few plants and shrubs that we can enjoy during the dark winter months.
The many varieties of Viburnum like V. tinus
or V. bodnantense which is highly scented, are a good choice for any garden. Winter jasmine Mahonia japonica, witch hazel Hamamelis mollis, and the red barked dogwood Cornus alba sibirica look fantastic on a winters day. Helleborus and snow drops also bloom in the midst of winter.
A touch of spring in the air
The first signs of spring are here. Although most of the time it is still cold outside and probably raining, many plants are already in bloom. The first camellias are out. Hyacinths with their beautiful scent are out in flower as well as the bridal wreath Spirea Arguta. I wanted that Spring feeling indoors so I picked some hyacinths.