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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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.

Here are some that look good in a small space:

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:

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