Color in the Cold

There's nothing like an arctic blast of cold air to send North Floridians running into the comfort of warm houses. While you may be spending your winter months indoors, your landscape doesn't have to look like you have abandoned it. Check out these great ways to bring color to your landscape that won't shiver in the cold.

Winter Annuals

  • There are loads of annual plants that actually need cold weather to be happy
  • Winter annuals can offer colorful flowers or foliage
  • Pick a sunny garden bed and fill it with bright annuals to cheer up your curb-appeal
  • Pansies, Violas, and Dianthus bloom all winter, even in freezing temperatures
  • Ornamental Kale and Cabbage plants offer purple and white leaves that won't wilt when Old Man Winter comes a-knockin'

Colorful Evergreens

  • Some shrubs have colorful leaves that shine even through the shorter days of the year
  • Shades of red, purple, yellow, white, and even lime green can be found on evergreen plants that grow great through Tallahassee winters
  • Plant colorful evergreens in big groups to create a big visual impact
  • These plants offer a bonus; they live for years so you don't have to replant them

Camellias

  • Camellias are a group of evergreen plants that bloom in the fall, winter, and spring
  • Camellia buds withstand freezes and produce colorful blooms all winter
  • Camellias love growing in Tallahassee and should be a part of every landscape
  • There are literally thousands of these evergreen plants to choose from
  • Tallahassee Nurseries specializes in Camellias and we have a huge stock to choose from
  • Evergreen plants vary from low-growing to small trees and produce flowers in every shade of red, pink, and white imaginable (some even mix and swirl colors)

If your winter landscape looks as dreary as a cold rainy day, let Tallahassee Nurseries help you find the right plants to bring happy, energetic, mood-boosting color to your home landscape.

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*This article was written by Jonathan Burns (Tallahassee Nurseries Outdoor Manager, FNGLA Florida Certified Horticulture Professional) using information published by the University of Florida combined with years of personal observations growing in the Tallahassee area.