The weather is often mild enough to sit outside so why not dress up your balcony with nice evergreens, shrubs or herbs? Even when it gets too cold, it is so nice to look out your window and watch your colorful plants blooming. We have put together a list of plants that will survive the chilly months, giving your balcony or patio a face-lift.

The weather is often mild enough to sit outside so why not dress up your balcony with nice evergreens, shrubs or herbs? Even when it gets too cold, it is so nice to look out your window and watch your colorful plants blooming. We have put together a list of plants that will survive the chilly months, giving your balcony or patio a face-lift.

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Dwarf conifers can serve as versatile plants regardless of how much space you have. Selecting and designing with these plants is all about intent.

Dwarf conifers can serve as versatile plants regardless of how much space you have. Selecting and designing with these plants is all about intent.

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Dwarf gold thread cypress -fabulous 4 season  plant. Get a dwarf variety for a pop of color!

Dwarf gold thread cypress -fabulous 4 season plant. Get a dwarf variety for a pop of color!

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Burning bush dwarf. I have a big burning bush in the backyard a mini in the front would be good too though.

Burning bush dwarf. I have a big burning bush in the backyard a mini in the front would be good too though.

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Dwarf Japanese maple trees maintain a deep red color most of the year, and they look great in containers. The Dwarf Japanese maple is small in stature with profuse branching and vivid color. This tree requires little maintenance and medium water, and it does well in full to partial sun. The Dwarf maple is perfect for a patio or small yard.

Dwarf Japanese maple trees maintain a deep red color most of the year, and they look great in containers. The Dwarf Japanese maple is small in stature with profuse branching and vivid color. This tree requires little maintenance and medium water, and it does well in full to partial sun. The Dwarf maple is perfect for a patio or small yard.

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Juniperus communis ‘Compressa’ is a dwarf, upright, narrow, cone-shaped form of common juniper. It is a very slow growing evergreen shrub (1-2” per year) which typically reaches only 2-3’ tall after 10 years. Awl-shaped dark blue-green foliage. Male and female flowers are on separate plants (dioecious). Female fruits (berry-like cones) of the species are used to flavor gin.

Juniperus communis ‘Compressa’ is a dwarf, upright, narrow, cone-shaped form of common juniper. It is a very slow growing evergreen shrub (1-2” per year) which typically reaches only 2-3’ tall after 10 years. Awl-shaped dark blue-green foliage. Male and female flowers are on separate plants (dioecious). Female fruits (berry-like cones) of the species are used to flavor gin.

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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.

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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Korean Lilac, flowering tree- 1 we are looking to plant together during our wedding ceremony... Aromatic Lilac Blooms on a Dwarf Tree!

Korean Lilac, flowering tree- 1 we are looking to plant together during our wedding ceremony... Aromatic Lilac Blooms on a Dwarf Tree!

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Great idea: dwarf butterfly bush and it's non-invasive. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love it. Looks lovely along a pathway.Win $250 in flowers to make your garden pop with the Proven Winners Dream Garden Sweepstakes #ad

Great idea: dwarf butterfly bush and it's non-invasive. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love it. Looks lovely along a pathway.Win $250 in flowers to make your garden pop with the Proven Winners Dream Garden Sweepstakes #ad

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Wilma Goldcrest (Monterey) Cypress | Attractive dwarf evergreen conifer has a tight, columnar habit, reaching 6' - 8' tall and 1'-2' wide at maturity. Foliage is bright golden with a lemony fragrance. Full sun.

Wilma Goldcrest (Monterey) Cypress | Attractive dwarf evergreen conifer has a tight, columnar habit, reaching 6' - 8' tall and 1'-2' wide at maturity. Foliage is bright golden with a lemony fragrance. Full sun.

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