With shorter days, colder weather, and the occasional freeze, winter brings its own share of challenges for gardening. Here are 7 tips for keeping your plants at their best during the colder months of the year.

1. Helleborus Leaves

Cut back the old and unsightly Helleborus Leaves. The bones to this task is you will often find many new buds emerging.

2. Shaping Roses

Time to begin shaping your roses to prepare for the harder thornier cuts come early spring.

3. Hydrangea Macrophylla

Cut the dead out of you Hydrangea Macrophylla, but mind the already forming buds. To find dead lightly scrape pruners along branches, if green it is alive, but if it is brown you can cut the branch off.

4. Limelight Hydrangea

You may also encounter the Limelight Hydrangea, trim out smaller twigs and unruly branches to prepare for spring growth and blooms (there will be a lot!)

5. Pansy’s

Don’t forget about the Pansy’s that were lovingly planted earlier this season, they should be deadheaded to avoid going to seed and increase blooms. Also, give them some formulated pansy fertilizer. They will appreciate it!

6. Autumn Ferns

As winter continues, don’t forget to cut Autumn ferns to the ground to allow new fronds to unfurl from a naked crown.

7. Smell The Flowers

Please take a moment to smell an Edgeworthia! You will thank us!