Winter can provide a bounty of beauty if you know where to look. While the cold often wipes out many of the favorite garden plants, there are many more to choose from. If you have been looking for a way to brighten up your garden then look no further. Below are three hardy plants that are sure to provide lasting beauty for your garden throughout the cold months. With a heartiness that loves the cold these plants can withstand just about anything.

Snowdrop (Galanthus elwesii)
This plant loves the cold and thrives best in the coldest of weather. If you’ve wanted a plant to flower throughout the winter then this is it. This plant delivers beautiful hardy white blooms and strong green stalks throughout the winter months. This plant is very low maintenance and is perfect for tougher areas such as rock gardens. The bulbs of this flower should be planted in the fall for the best results.

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis)
This plant is sure to please from summer to winter. In the warmer months you can be sure to love the beautiful fragrance that this plant provides. However, this plant is just getting started when the rest of nature begins to sleep. Expect amazing and vibrant yellow to red flowers in midst of winter. These blossoms are certain to brighten up any garden during even the darkest days of winter.

Camellia (japonica)
The Camellia is a classic choice to brighten up winter gardens. This hardy plant provides beautiful greenery in the summer months and can even be shaped into a hedge if desired. During the mid winter months though this shrub produces the most beautiful and delicate flowers. The blooms range in color from white, to pink, and of course the classic deep red. With little maintenance required and a short height these shrubs are ideal for many different gardens.

So if you’ve been looking for a way to brighten up your Winter garden, you can’t go wrong with these plants. From bulbs to shrubs these plants all provide a hardy punch of color to any winter landscape. So get out there and start planting. You’ll certainly be rewarded with a bounty of beautiful winter blooms later on.

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