Effectively layer shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs for year-round color in the garden. Read on for best plant choices so your garden stays vibrant no matter the season!

January Through March

Trees: Conifers (especially those with golden foliage such as Carsten’s Gold Mugo Pine), Coral Bark Japanese mMple/Pacific Fire Vine Maple, Willows, Hazelnuts, Cherries, Magnolias

Shrubs: Camellias (end of C. sasanqua bloom and beginning of C. japonica), Twig Dogwood, Mahonia, Daphne, Osmanthus, Quince, Forsythia, Arbutus, Pieris, Ribes, Viburnum

Perennial/Miscellaneous: Hellebores, Calluna/Erica, Pulmonaria/Lungwort, Bleeding heart, Euphorbia, Violas, Primula, Clematis armandii, Narcissus/Daffodil

April Through June

Trees: Magnolias, Dogwoods, Japanese Snowbells

Shrubs: Mexican Orange, Azaleas/Rhododendrons, Nandina, Camellia japonica, Viburnum, Ceanothus, Hydrangea, Rose

Perennials/Miscellaneous: Brunnera, Campanula, Hosta, Astillbe, Hardy Geranium, Calluna, Lavender, Nepeta, Salvia, Hardy Fuchsia, Clematis hybrids, Tulips, Allium

July Through September

Trees: Crepe Myrtle, Acers

Shrubs: Rose of Sharon, Hydrangea, Roses, Abelia, Berberis

Perennials/Miscellaneous: Ornamental grasses, Hosta, Japanese Anemone, Salvia, Echinacea/Coneflower, Rudbeckia, Aster, Agastache, Sedum, Clematis hybrids, Dahlia

October Through December

Trees: Coral Bark Japanese Maple/Pacific Fire Vine Maple, Conifers, Crepe Myrtle

Shrubs: Hydrangeas, Roses, Camellia sasanqua, Twig Dogwoods, Beautyberry/Callicarpa, Nandina

Perennials/Miscellaneous: Asters, Hardy Fuchsias, Hellebores, Heuchera

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