Winter plants: Many trees and shrubs have berries they hold onto during fall and winter, and those can provide food for birds overwintering in your area.

Create private outdoor living spaces, buffer noise, or block wind with a hedge. These top plant picks make your choice easy.

Siep / Gelderse roos (Viburnum opulus)

Viburnums, Dependable Landscape Shrubs by Marie Harrison on Dave's Garden

Shrubs: Yaupon Holly  Shrubs: Yaupon Holly  Genus: Ilex vomitoria  Zones: 7 to 10  Cost: $12 to $30  Expert says: "This drought-tolerant Texas native can grow to 15 feet or taller. In winter, its attractive red berries feed birds." —John Dromgoole

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Shrubs: Yaupon Holly Genus: Ilex vomitoria Zones: 7 to 10 Expert says: "This drought-tolerant Texas native can grow to 15 feet or taller. In winter, its attractive red berries feed birds.

Royal Raindrops Crabapple  One of the showiest players in spring landscapes, Royal Raindrops produces fragrant, magenta-pink flowers. After the flower show fades, this upright, spreading tree displays lovely dark purple lobed leaves. In later summer, tiny bright red fruits appear. Then in fall, the foliage changes to a mix of bronze, orange, and purple. The red berries persist through winter, offering snacks for the overwintering birds in your yard.

New Trees and Shrubs for 2013

Royal Raindrops Crabapple- Name: Royal Raindrops Malus Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: 20 feet tall, 15 feet wide Zones:

Learn how to best mulch your garden with these handy tips: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/mulch/how-to-mulch/?socsrc=bhgpin070414howtomulch

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Advice for gardeners on protecting plants, winterizing roses, and making leaf mold -- we've even got a regional fall checklist! --- preparing your gardens for winter

www.Sollecito.com How To Winterize Shrubs And Plants l Learn how to tie up plants and shrubs for the winter, and when to cut back shrubs

How To Winterize Shrubs And Plants l Learn how to tie up plants and shrubs for the winter, and when to cut back shrubs. Great video for winter gardening tips!

Did you know that fall is the most important time to apply fertilizer? It helps prepare your lawn for winter stress and helps promote early spring green up. In addition, it gives your lawn a lengthened period of green color and increased resistance to disease and drought in the summer.

Did you know that fall is the most important time to apply fertilizer? It helps prepare your lawn for winter stress and helps promote early spring green up. In addition, it gives your lawn a lengthened period of green color and increased resistance to dis

Daphne aureomarginata 4 feet very early spring blooms. Plant near hydrangeas.

Variegated Winter Daphne Daphne odora 'Aureo-marginata' Light Needs: Partial shade to partial sun Size: 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.

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