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and then you can hear ancient music in the pines.” ~ Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines: In Zen Mind Suddenly Stops.

The weather is often mild enough to sit outside so why not dress up your balcony with nice evergreens, shrubs or herbs? Even when it gets too cold, it is so nice to look out your window and watch your colorful plants blooming. We have put together a list of plants that will survive the chilly months, giving your balcony or patio a face-lift.

TOP 10 Winter Plants To Brighten Up Your Balcony

Clematis cirrhosa 'Wisley Cream' is a large evergreen climber with divided, lobed and toothed glossy dark green leaves which are bronze in winter, and nodding pale cream flowers to 8cm across, in late autumn, winter or early spring. Good silky seedheads. This winter-flowering clematis is perfect for training over a pergola, doorway or arch, in a sunny, sheltered site. blooms from November to March, zone 7-9

Clematis cirrhosa ‘Wisley Cream’ AGM A beautiful winter flowering climber with nodding, creamy-white, bells appearing from December to February. Requires full sun and a sheltered site.

Purple Diamond Loropetalum is a great evergreen low growing shrub.  It is different than the most common loropetalums because of its low growth habit and redder color.  It also is covered in red flowers in spring.

****For front flowerbed found at home depot Purple Diamond Loropetalum is a great evergreen low growing shrub. It is different than the most common loropetalums because of its low growth habit and redder color. It also is covered in red flowers in spring.

1. Juniperus communis 'Stricta'      6. Blue spruce 'Maigold'  2. The rocky juniper 'Blue Arrow'        7. Blue spruce 'Glauca Compacta' 3. Deren white 'Aurea'     8. Yew ‘Washingtonii’  4. The European larch 'Pendula'      9. The average juniper 'Gold Star'  5. Rough fir 'Compacta'      10. Oregano 'Thumbles'

Juniperus communis 'Stricta' Blue spruce 'Maigold' The rocky juniper 'Blue Arrow' Blue spruce 'Glauca Compacta' Deren white 'Aurea' Yew ‘Washingtonii’ The European larch 'Pendula' The average juniper 'Gold Star' Rough fir 'Compacta' Oregano 'Thumbles'.

Skimmia japonica "Rubella" A great evergreen shrub for shady areas with showy flower buds and white fragrant flowers.

Skimmia japonica "Rubella" Evergreen shrub for shady areas with showy flower buds and white fragrant flowers.

Hebe caledonia - purple evergreen foliage and blue summer flowers, small neat mound

Zone 4 Shrubs Buxus 'Green Velvet' - Green Velvet Boxwood: This is a lower and more rounded cultivar of boxwood. Personally, boxwoods are my favorite Gardening that I love Hebe caledonia - purple evergreen foliage and blue summer flowers, small neat mound

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