by JoAnne Skelly

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December 11, 2012
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Banish the winter landscape drearies with color

A winter landscape at first might appear dreary, with an often-monochromatic color palette of varying shades of gray with only an occasional bit of green showing through. However, this doesn't have to be the case. A well-designed winter landscape can boast red pyracantha berries or barberries, bright crabapples or holly berries in the middle of winter. Red or yellow stems of dogwood can be as attractive as the bushes themselves in the height of bloom. Winter blues can be incorporated using various junipers, spruces and other evergreens. Even native willow stems may range from yellow to orange for added winter …

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