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Background: Pansies, and their smaller relatives, violas, are the most popular annual flowers for bright colors in winter landscape designs.

The elegant poinsettia makes a beautiful and easy holiday gift. Be sure to pick up an extra one for yourself. 28

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Story and photography by Sarina Roth

s winter approaches North Georgia, the cooler temperatures and shorter days bring new colors to our landscapes. While we give thanks in November for all of our blessings, nature still beams brilliantly, reminding us to be grateful for these gifts as well. The gorgeous fall colors are enjoyed on our country roadsides and in neighborhoods, in flower beds and on front porches, at festivals and on our Thanksgiving tables. Once the colorful leaves of yellows, oranges and reds begin to fall, and our playfully vibrant mums grow dormant, the cold temperatures in winter don’t mean the end of a colorful season in Georgia. We are blessed to have hardy flowers that

Herbs, ornamental cabbages and colorful annuals create a dramatic and unique display.

will bloom despite the harshest freezes. The exotic Lenten rose (a.k.a. Helleborus orientalis), is an exceptional choice for a shady winter garden. It is a beautiful, low-growing evergreen year-round and offers an unexpected surprise with impressive blooms in shades of white, pinks, purples and yellows in the winter months. You simply can’t think of winter color in Georgia without paying tribute to joyful pansies, lively violets and striking snapdragons, which splash winter annual beds with almost unlimited varieties and stunning colors. Pansies, and their smaller relatives, violas, are the most popular annual flowers for bright colors in winter landscape designs. Many pansies and violas are bicolored,

The exotic Lenten rose gives us beautiful whites, pinks, purples and yellows in the winter months.

Sturdy succulents can be potted with other ornamental grasses and herbs and enjoyed on window sills and in sunrooms HOME Living In North Georgia

Home Living North Georgia November, December Issue  

Home Living North Georgia November, December Issue

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