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1970 Vintage Botanical Print of Winter Aconite, Violet Larkspur, Pheasant's Eye
Euonymous europaeus aka European Spindle tree (Small) - prettiest winter display
Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' One of the strongest scents of winter, this shrub's a great choice for smaller gardens. Needs: Fertile, moist soil.
Credit: Susan A Roth/Alamy Chimonanthus praecox var. luteus Another yellow-flowered winter wonder, wintersweet is a deciduous shrub that looks nondescript in summer but makes up for that now with its scented blooms. Cut a branch to bring the perfume indoors. Needs: Sun and a moist soil.
Winter Flowering Iris unguicularis var. angustifolia. Best sited in stony ground at the bottom of a sunny wall. Cut the flower buds and bring them inside to unfurl. Needs: Full sun, and a starved soil.