Planning your Garden Design
By MG Calla Victoria
Now is the time to plan your garden design. Always start with evergreen trees and shrubs so that your garden is beautiful even in the winter. An unattractive winter garden is a poorly planned garden design. Of course we are going to have a few deciduous (meaning all of the leaves fall off) trees or shrubs but for the most part your garden should still be lovely in the winter months. Also if you must do deciduous plantings, think of those shrubs that loose their leaves but are arrayed in beautiful red berries in the winter. Consider palm trees as opposed to those that shed all of their leaves, and then fill in color with winter annuals; and let us not forget those bulbs that need the winter chill to give us bodacious spring blooms.