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Easy Ways to Add Color to Your Winter Garden

Colorful landscapes aren’t just for spring and summer. The garden gurus at Green Acres Nursery & Supply suggest some easy-care, reliable options for winter color—from flowering annuals and perennials to contrasting shades of color and texture with trees, shrubs, and grasses. With these colorful winter plants, your yard will be as vibrant and welcoming now as it is in spring.


Annuals & Perennials

Primroses, violas, and pansies are versatile annuals that offer a wide color palette and can easily be added to containers and flower beds. Cyclamen also have several colors to choose from, and their bulbs might naturalize and become perennials where you live. Calendula has lovely yellow with orange highlights that make for a welcoming sight when the weather is cool. Mix and match to include your favorite colors and complement your outdoor surroundings.

Did You Know? Adding winter flowers will welcome pollinators and make your flowering spring plants and cool-season veggies more productive.


Trees & Shrubs

When planning your landscape, include a variety of trees and shrubs that provide winter flowers. Arbutus, the strawberry tree, has lovely dark green leaves and a profusion of delicate red berries that really spark. Grevillea “Mt. Taboritha” is a lower, compact shrub with lovely cream and pink flowers clusters that bring the eye to the spiraling plump leaves. Both are available now and will provide years and years of beautiful winter color.


Ornamental Grasses

Winter color isn’t always about flowers—consider ornamental grasses that will add grace and delicate color to your yard all year long. Paired with spots of color from annual flowers, grasses can be an outstanding look in your flower beds or pots. One of our favorites is Fescue “Elijah Blue.” For a real eye-catching combination, consider pairing Black Mondo Grass with bright Cyclamens.


Green Acres Nursery & Supply is a local, family-owned independent garden center—in business for over 17 years—with seven convenient locations in Auburn, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Rocklin, Roseville, and Sacramento.


Committed to customers’ gardening success they source the healthiest plants, alongside products they trust, and deliver them with knowledgeable and friendly service.


Garden gurus are available in-store, along with online resources to keep you up to date with timely garden tips. You can also grow your green thumb with their Green Acres Garden Podcast—whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned horticulturalist, you’re sure to learn something new.


And because they’re rooted in the greater Sacramento area, they partner with local organizations who work hard for the benefit of our community. Their support includes partnerships with garden clubs, local nonprofits, donations, speaking engagements, and more.


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