Winter can be a drag for some, but for HighGrove it’s an opportunity for creativity with a pop of color. With the change of seasons comes a fresh batch of hues to dress up your commercial landscape. Sure, winter temperatures will reduce your choices for bold landscape color, but the important thing to remember is you still have choices – and you might be surprised by how many. Here are a few that will surely make a statement to your commercial property.
Cabbage and Kale
Ornamental cabbage and kale are used as seasonal color accents within the pansy and viola beds. Giving you instant texture, watch as these large plants become more compact as temperatures drop. This beautiful centerpiece is available in deep purples, green, green with a white or pink center, or red.
Even though they are shorter and have limited visibility in flowerbeds, Hyacinths are extremely fragrant.
They are most frequently used in flower pots and are available in apricot, white, pink, yellow, and blue. Hyacinths are susceptible to rot, so they are used with caution and one must take their conditions into consideration.
Tulips are by far the most popular bulb in Atlanta. They provide an excellent show, and tower above the flowers for a high impact “pop!”. Even though their bloom season is much shorter compared to the rest of the winter blooming flowers, Tulips come in all colors except blue and they start in a tear drop bloom that falls open as they mature.
Violas are another popular seasonal choice that can give your Atlanta landscape a varied color palette. They come in all of the colors that the Pansy does, but there are also variations such as yellow with a violet wing, and yellow with a white wing, as well as many other variations.
Violas have a small face, or bloom, but are still highly visible. Violas are sturdy, low maintenance – no deadheading required – and can handle longer cold spells better than pansies. Their wide variety of colors make them great assets to containers and bed borders.
One of the top seasonal color choices for winter are pansies. They come in a variety of colors including yellow, orange, white, blue, purple, and rose.
Due to their ability to survive frigid temperatures and bounce back quickly after snowfall, these winter annuals are the most popular choice for winter landscapes and containers.
As lower growers, pansies are ideal for edges and containers or places where you want to pack some great color punch, like an entryway or focal point. Once established, pansies require minimal care.