5 Hearty and Gorgeous Plants for Your Winter Garden

Once the weather turns cold, most gardens go barren for the winter as summer annuals are pulled when frost hits and perennials are cut back for next season. Even traditional fall annuals like cabbage, kale, mums and most pansies can’t tolerate freezing temperature so the only thing brightening your yard during the dreary winter months are holiday lights, should you choose to decorate. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. There are many trees, shrubs and plants that thrive in winter, adding bursts of color even in areas with the most frigid temperatures. Here are five things to plant in your winter garden that will perk up your landscape even on the grayest of days.