Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten Rose)

In nature’s ultimate wisdom, she knows that during the long months of grey and gloom of winter what we need most just about now is COLOR!

Thanks to our long stretch of mild weather this year, the bright yellow blooms of forsythia and witch hazel are gorgeous against the blue sky, while the more subtle pinks and whites of daphne, hellebores and plum trees cast a soft hue in the garden. Here are some top performing plants in our region to consider for winter color in your landscape:


Helleborus (Lenten Rose)




Aurinia saxatilis (Basket-of-Gold)

Iberis (Candytuft)



Here’s photos of some of the plants blooming right now in my neighborhood of Eastmoreland.  Winter, color looks good on you!