Winter Garden Ideas For New Jersey

Winter Garden Ideas For New Jersey

You may think with the cold months of our New Jersey winters that there is no way a plant could bring color to your landscape. However, this is not true and there is no reason that you need to wait until the warmer temperatures of spring to add blooming plants to your lawn. There are many evergreen and winter-blooming plants that love the winter months. Our team at Chris James Landscape is here to give you a few ideas for a winter garden. 

How To Choose Plants That Will Thrive In New Jersey

The US is divided into 11 different zones that are based on the average temperatures and rainfall in that particular area. This zoning system allows gardeners to pick plants that can tolerate their area’s weather patterns. The best way to know if a plant will survive in your area is to find out the hardiness zone you live in. 

Our area of New Jersey is located in zone 6. Therefore, it is best to look for plants that have this same zoning number to ensure you choose plants that are most likely to survive and thrive for many years.

Ideas For Your Winter Garden

If you are still unsure of what plants to choose for your winter garden our team can help. We have put together a list of a few plants that would work perfectly in our area. Some of the winter plants and shrubs that we like to use are:

  1. Red River Lily, also known as the Kaffir Lily often bloom in the fall but will also bloom on days with mild temperatures throughout the winter months.
  2. Winter Jasmine is a vining shrub that will bring a beautiful splash of yellow color in January. 
  3. Hellebore, also known as the Christmas rose love shade and moist soil. This plant comes in a variety of colors such as white and cream, rose, pink, light green, and burgundy. 
  4. Mahonias have a few varieties that bloom in the winter months to brighten your landscape. 
  5. Pieris Japonica is an evergreen shrub that blossoms from the fall months and through the end of winter. 
  6. Jelena witch hazel has a coppery orange flower that appears at the beginning of January. 
  7. Holly is an evergreen bush with gorgeous green leaves and produces beautiful red berries.  

Evergreen trees are also a great addition to your winter garden. If you have any questions about these winter-loving plants or any other questions about how to enhance your landscape, give our team a call and we will be glad to help. 

Prepping The Garden Area

To ensure your winter plants do well, it is best to prep the garden area before planting your new plants. This is usually done in the fall when the warm weather fades, the leaves fall, and your summer plants die off. 

First, you should clean out debris and remove dead plant matter from the area. After the ground has been prepped, it is time to place the plants you selected in the ground. Once planted, mulch around them. Lastly, sit back and relax and wait for your new plants to show off their beautiful color. 

Call Our Professional Team For Help 

When you need ideas for your winter garden, give our team a call. We will be happy to help you choose the best plants for your garden area and if you would like, we can also take care of the prep work and planting as well. Give us a call today and let us know how we can best assist you. We can’t wait to hear from you.