The potted plants are placed in the cool winter garden, the delicate grasses tied together, the roses carefully “earthed up”, the leftover seeds in bags for next spring are sorted, the garden tools cleaned, oiled and stowed away. The Winter can come. Now the gardener is threatening the garden to fall asleep. But resist the temptation, this time of the year only in the warm room to sit and browse in the garden magazines. Enjoy with coat and hat reinforced their garden, especially: Discover it again, because the Winter is reduced, the shapes and structures on the Essentials.

snow and Frost enchant the world of plants, when in late autumn, not all of the impatience of the with his scissors armed gardener to the victim fell. The rose hips of the wild roses, the seed-stands of fat hen and the proud fronds of the ornamental grasses are transformed by ice Crystals in the year-to-date works of art.

The red bark of the hard bolt

Evergreen hedges, a magnificent contrast to the white snow; book (Buxus sempervirens), ivy (Hedera helix), barberry (Berberis vulgaris), Stechplame (Ilex) and yew (Taxus), and should not be missing, therefore, and during the year in the Form. Some of these plants have berries, colorful Leaves, others are wearing red. Conifers inspire Grew up by a beautiful and to arrange impressive groups. Slow-growing dwarf fir trees also lend smaller gardens structure.

ornamental grove provide a welcome color accent. My favorite is the Siberian dogwood (Cornus alba sibirica), whose young shoots have a bright red bark. As a solitaire, or in socialization, he is also in the Winter, without the Foliage, it is an absolute eye-catcher. He makes no special claims to the site, and its maintenance poses no problems. Only he should be in the spring of sharply cut back the new Growth to encourage and obtain the fascinating color.

If the snow is absent, are periwinkle (Vinca), and thick males (Pachysandra) ground cover nice to look at; delicate ice Crystals stress, after cold nights, the Silhouette of the leaves.

The winter Jasmine is in need of patient education

Finally, you should enjoy one or the other winter bloomers. The Winter and the purple Heath (Erica carnea and Erica erigena) are always self-consciously out of the snow. But there are also flowering shrubs that adorn the garden in the Winter. Absolutely plants you should use a witch hazel (Hamamelis), which opens its buds on the still leafless twigs after the Winter has returned for us. It is quite frost hard, because you have a rolls in the cold and snow of their thread-like petals, which should be deployed as soon as warmer temperatures return. Nevertheless, you should treat yourself to the bewitching witch hazel to a warm location; the soil must be low lime content, and must not be over-fertilized. The flowers have different colors, a splendid than the other: yellow, orange and red, and some give off an intense fragrance. The extraordinary shrub is happy about a single position, all his beauty.

color in the garden, the winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum), the cold endured, but not necessarily on a North wall. Like the witch hazel it prefers a protected, Sunny location, however, is the soil less picky. The winter-flowering spreading klimmer doesn’t open often in December, its intensive yellow-coloured flowers, which, with the future colour of the forsythia imagine. His instincts need a trellis; they should not be shortened, so that the multitude of small flowers sitting in the branches of the overhanging green, you can impress the viewer. While the witch hazel may not see any scissors, stimulates a regular cut to the winter Jasmine to flower; he should be educated to be patient to be a shrub.