Many flowers go dormant during an Austin winter. But the bare winter canvas can provide the backdrop to beautiful plants and flowers that can tolerate the cold as well as to outdoor accessories that can add yet another layer of color to the landscape.
1. Winter plants
Stunning perennials like hellebore instantly brighten up a Texas winter garden with green, pink, white, purple and lavender blooms. Fragrant, winter shrubs like winter Daphne produce attractive blooms in winter to brighten up the winter garden. The variegated leaves are edged with a thin yellow stripe that creates a striking contrast with the glossy, deep green foliage.
Often trees, shrubs and outdoor elements like trellises and pergolas are barren during winter. One way to enhance their architectural features is with outdoor lights. Lighting bare branches and twisting, dormant vines with a string of lights enhances the landscape and provides interest and drama in the yard. Large shade trees like an oak or maple look stunning with their trunks wrapped in lights.
To connect areas of the home like an outdoor pergola or garden, create a garden path. Made in a wide range of materials like flagstone, slate and crushed pebbles, garden paths provide a focal point to the landscape. They draw you outdoors to enjoy a crisp cool afternoon and help you access the landscape during winter. Crushed pebbles are idea for the winter path because of their texture and durability. The range of earth colors found in the pebbles provides a natural design element.
South Austin Irrigation can help you maintain a beautiful outdoor environment not only during the winter, but every other season of the year as well. We offer irrigation repair and inspection services. Contact us today!
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