While you might not be spending much time sitting outside, you can enjoy the unique beauty of your landscape that only winter can bring. With leaves gone, you can view the graceful “bones” of trees and shrubs. Trees that have naturally peeling bark look stunning now, as do shrubs such as dogwoods with their bright red branches standing out against crisp white snow. Bird feeders will attract feathered friends of many varieties including brilliant cardinals and cheerful, chirping chickadees. Evergreens look particularly lush without the competing leaves of deciduous trees, and their scent is as inviting now as roses are in summer. Seed pods add visual interest and are an added food source for birds, plus they take on another-worldly beauty when frosted with snow or sparkling ice.
Want to make sure you’re making the most of your landscape? Call us here at Farmside Landscape & Design. We’ll be happy to assess your property and share some great ideas for enjoying your property every season throughout the year!