Winter is a good time to assess your yard

shrubs in snow
Evergreen shrubs add winter interest to your garden. If these seem too large for your garden, look for dwarf varieties instead. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

There may not be much growing in your garden right now, but that’s why it’s a good time to take a look at your landscape.

Now is when you can see the skeleton of your landscape, said Peggy Koppmann, Master Gardener, in the latest issue of WNY Gardening Matters, published by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County.

In the article “This Month in the Garden,” Koppmann suggests thinking about where you might put new shrubs. Winter berry, holly or red twig dogwood look beautiful against the snow. Evergreens such as pine, spruce, fir, juniper, yew and arborvitae can provide a backdrop of deep green, blue or gold. And if those are too large for your landscape, there are dwarf varieties of shrubs available.

You can also read “What Is Sustainable Gardening? (Part 1)” and “Cleaner Air for Your Home.”


2 Comments on “Winter is a good time to assess your yard

  1. the link for
    “What Is Sustainable Gardening? (Part 1)” and for
    “This Month in the Garden,” both return the same page

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