Witch hazel tree Jelena for flowers in February. Jelena with its copper colored flowers really brighten up winter landscape.
Winter garden, Sir Harold Hillier's
09-02-2014 Hamamelis mollis 'Pallida' still blooms.
This combination of witch hazel and Chionochloa rubra is a good basis for a winter-themed garden. To extend the flowering season fill the gaps between the grasses with spring- and summer-blooming bulbs and woodland perennials.
How to grow witch hazel in a container
winterflowering garden hazel blossom
I like the boulders and grass. I could deal without the high maintenance perfectly round shrubs though. Too much work.
Atlanta botanical gardens shaggy dog topiary - had to look twice as I thought this was a real dog!
Blue fescue is another good choice for grasses used as groundcovers, that are drought tolerant.
Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens' develops red tints in summer and by early October is almost scarlet.