Plant Recommendations

Planting in Winter in Zone 5


Anonymous added on November 17, 2017 | Answered

hi. i have a patch of earth about eight feet long and three feet wide where weedy plants were pulled up. it's right outside a front window in the front yard and i'd like to put something there now that will look nice over the winter and continue to live and thrive after the winter. i don't want to spend much if possible. any suggestions?


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on November 18, 2017

Evergreen shrubs would be a good option for something that will look good in winter. Choose species and varieties that do well in zone 5, and plant them as soon as possible.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shgen/evergreen-garden-shrubs.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly/growing-holly-bushes.htm

Here are some that look good in a small space:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shgen/shrubs-to-plant-between-the-sidewalk-and-street.htm

If you don't mind waiting until spring, there are many types of bulbs that can be planted in fall and will bloom in spring, such as tulips:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tulips/tulips-care-and-tulip-planting-tips.htm

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