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Cold Hardy Mums & Fall Annuals

Though it may not be sweater weather quite yet, cooler nights and shorter days are just around the corner. Little ones are returning to school in their new outfits, and it’s time to think about updating your home garden’s look as well. Cold hardy fall annuals offer opportunity to bring beautiful blooms and decorative foliage…

Bedhead: Low Maintenance Native Plants

This is a wonderful time for gardening. I’m not just talking about the warm weather that seems to be finally showing up. The diversity found in native plants is useful in assisting pollinators and wildlife. That variety is key to helping insects and wildlife through all stages of their lives. People may be hesitant to…

What Is It? Gardening With Hellebore

The Hellebore has been referenced in folklore and legend dating back to ancient Greek mythology.  In medieval times, people planted it around front doors and windows to keep evil spirits away.  Today, people plant it as a specimen plant in their shade gardens. It is known to be the first plant to sound the alarm and shout, “Spring is on its way!”

Holiday Planter Tips & Tricks

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is already upon us! Here at Winterberry, holiday decorating is in full swing! We are busy preparing and creating many different holiday planters and other holiday décor for our Color Program clients. We often get asked how to design a holiday planter, so I thought I would share…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and the question on everyone’s minds is “What do I get mom this Mother’s Day?” We all want to get something that we know our mom will love-something that she can use or enjoy, and something that shows how much we appreciate everything she has done for us all year long.
Here at Winterberry, we have many items that fit all three criteria. We specialize in finding plants and items that will take your garden to the next level, to create an outdoor living space that you can enjoy all season long. What’s better than giving mom something that she can enjoy all summer long or even for years to come?

Design and Build Your Backyard Sanctuary and More

It’s already starting to feel like spring in Connecticut! Which means that its time to start planning for summer projects, designs, and stonework at Winterberry.

There are so many services that we offer to turn your yard into a sanctuary, or brighten up the front walkway in your yard. We have a team of designers ready to help you personally make the best plan possible for your space.

Welcome Fall Gardening!

Mums, hay bales, cornstalks, and pumpkins are starting to pop up in neighborhoods everywhere.  Most people have put their vegetable gardens to bed by now.  So when we recommend adding cabbage or peppers in fall plantings, it raises some eyebrows. Using plants that are traditionally grown as edibles to accent the landscape can be a difficult concept for many. But it’s important to note that using cabbage, kale, or even ornamental peppers can bring visual interest, little maintenance, and long lasting color into your fall annual garden or container.

Colors of Fall

With summer winding down and fall just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about adding fall colors into your landscape. Fall annuals are really what fall is about, but there are other ways to get long-lasting fall interest in your yard using trees, shrubs and perennials.

Here at Winterberry we have a variety of ways to add color. Trees are a great way to add a big splash of fall color to your landscape. A few of my favorites include Maples, Sweetgum and River Birch. The foliage of Maples range from yellow to orange and even red, depending on the type of Maple tree you select. Sweetgums have yellow-purple-red foliage, also depending on the variety. River Birches offer a yellow foliage with an interesting bark in the fall.
In the shrub yard, we selected a new Weigela called Wings of Fire which grows to four feet tall and wide. This shrub is great for borders and the foliage gets a distinct red color once cool autumn temperatures arrive. Brandywine and Winterthur, just two of the many types Viburnum we carry, produce red and blue berries and are paired with a dark maroon-red foliage. These Viburnum are stunning alone or even planted as a border. A favorite fall shrub or tree of mine would be Hydrangea paniculata varieties; Limelight and Little Lime are a great choice for fall color. Lime green blooms age into varying shades of pink and persist throughout the season and even into the frost.
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