Brightening the Winter Landscape

Liven up a drab winter yard with these tips for adding color and interest.

Playing Up the Bark

Select a few specimens with colorful and/or exfoliating bark, like paperbark maple, red-twig dogwood, river birch, crape myrtle, coral bark maple or cherry (shown here). When leaves, flowers and fruits aren't present, a tree or shrub's structure takes center stage.

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