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Last updated: September 11, 2021 • Home Improvement

6 Unique Winter Gardening Ideas

As fall rolls around, many people start to wonder how they can decorate their garden to look good through the winter—without breaking their wallet to afford a greenhouse. Gardening is a great way to add a bit of color, personality, increase home value, and not every gardening solution has to yield flowers or traditional plants.

If you’re wondering how you can decorate your yard through the fall and winter, or you have a real estate agent preparing to stage your house for a winter sale, here are a few ideas that can be just as fulfilling as having a flower garden… or a greenhouse.

  1. A rock garden. Rock gardens are a drought-resistant, reliable way to add a bit of personality to your yard without forfeiting too much time or money. These gardens are also winter-proof, so there’s no need to go shopping when the seasons change. If you live in a hot area, desert plants can be a perfect way to complete your rock garden.
  2. Non-flowering plants. While frost can kill plants like succulents, they are a cute and unique look for a fall garden. Bushes, vines, other nonflowering plants are also options, and greenery is never a bad idea. Not every plant has to make flowers to be worth the money!
  3. Container gardening. Whether you’re thinking decorative pots or window-boxes, this is a versatile idea that you can do almost anything with. Let the kids decorate the containers, move them inside during cold nights, and put them on display anywhere!
  4. Gourd gardening. If you have the space and the time for upkeep, gourd gardens can thrive any time of year, including autumn. While this option may require a bit of legwork to get going, once you have a sufficient place to grow your gourds, walking through your garden can be an entirely different experience!
  5. Bulb planting for next spring. When it comes to warm, seasonal flowers like hyacinths, tulips, daffodils, and snowdrops, bulb-planting is a great way to guarantee that you’ll have a beautiful collection come spring and summer. Just buy the bulbs and plant them in fertile soil before the weather gets too cold, water regularly, and wait for April showers to bring your May flowers!  
  6. Fall flowers. Just because fall is here, doesn’t mean you have to give up on flowers entirely. Fall-flowers like Goldenrod, Aconite, Crocus, Black-eyed Susans, Mums, and even balloon flowers are a great addition to any garden, and they thrive during the chilly autumn weather.

The cold seasons shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a nice garden, so why not try one of these ideas and see how colorful you can make your garden? Add ornaments, birdbaths, hummingbird feeders, and other decorations for added effect … and also increase your home value !

While not everyone likes gardening, it can be a great way to make sure your house stands out among the rest. Whether you choose blooming flowers or drought-friendly succulents, a nice window or yard display is a colorful way to add personality to your yard. With a bit of upkeep and effort, anyone can have a nice garden worth stopping to look at, which will also increase the home value of your real estate property.

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