One of the most popular landscaping shrubs, this highly-adaptable greenery works well for hedges, topiaries and are deer resistant. The American and English Boxwoods are particularly well-suited for cold weather and with some protection from the wind, this will help to avoid a condition called winter bronzing.
A gardener may often think of waxy green leaves and bright red berries at the mention of Holly, but this plant is actually quite diverse. From small dwarf varieties to large shrubs and many varieties of leaves and berry colors, horticulturists work with many options. Evergreen varieties will add a splash of green during a dreary winter.
The large green leaves on rhododendrons will make a dramatic statement in a garden year-round. Plus, the arrival of spring will bring beautiful clusters of colorful blooms. A windbreak or fencing can help protect the plants from harsh winds, and a generous layer of mulch will keep the plants safely hydrated.
With a little bit of pre-planning and an ear to what horticulturists recommend, it is possible to enjoy exquisite gardens in the spring, summer, and fall with plants that make it through the winter. All that glorious color is certainly worth the effort.