Plants with evergreen foliage are a mainstay of the winter garden. But how many of these plants are truly green? The term evergreen means they hold their foliage through the winter but the wintertime foliage can be in almost any hue! Here's a look at some of the evergreen plants around the Visitor Center which offers an exceptional collection of evergreens as it was designed to be a sort of winter garden for folks who didn't want to walk to far to see the beauty of the gardens on a cold winter's day.
Come out to Powell Gardens for a New Years hike and enjoy some of the beautiful evergreens that adorn the grounds. The biggest collection is around the Visitor Center but there are marvelous varieties to be seen from the Heartland Harvest Garden to the Perennial Garden and even a plethora of winter colors along the Byron Shutz Nature Trail. Consider staying fit by walking outdoors as often as you can this winter, and may our mild winter continue!