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Use Evergreens to Make an Impact

Accentuate Fall Color - One sure way to highlight the fall colors in your yard is to pair them with evergreens. Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii), Korean fire (Abies koreana 'Horstmann Silberlocke'), and dwarf blue spruce (Picea pungens 'Corbet'), for example, looks smashing against bold reds and oranges. And bright yellows practically sing next to a dark green background. BHG

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Purple Diamond Loropetalum is ideal as a hedge or an accent in garden beds. Its purple foliage adds color year round, and pink flowers bloom in Spring.

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from BobVila.com

8 No-Care Plants for Killer Curb Appeal in Every Season

If you live in an area of the country with harsh winters, you may be resigned to a dead and dreary yard and garden during the cold months. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of plants that look great all season long, even in the northernmost reaches of the country. Check out our favorites, and see if you can get some of these cold-weather wonders in the ground before winter’s chill sets in.

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