Amaryllis make great gifts for the holidays. Enjoy the large, dramatic Amaryllis flowers yourself, or keep them on hand as Amaryllis gifts for neighbors and friends. Even non-gardeners will enjoy watching Amaryllis bulbs grow and bloom.
Paper whites are a member of the daffodil family but are far more delicate than the larger yellow trumpet daffodils in the spring. These fragrant, sweet smelling flowers are a great gift for any occasion.
An excellent landscape choice in all four seasons. Flowers are showy in spring. Leaves turn red-purple in fall. Glossy red fruits attract winter songbirds. Likes partial shade; moist, acid, well-drained soil. Grows to 25', 25' spread. (zones 5-9)
Red flowers in spring and reddish-purple leaves in the fall. The glossy-red fruits provide food for songbirds. Stems are a soft gray and bark is scaly. Partial shade; moist, acid, well-drained soil. Grows to 25', 25' spread (zones 5-9).
Biscuit-shaped flowers grace this low-branching tree. Berries are glossy, red and attractive to birds. In winter, gray stems and checkered bark contrast with snow. Prefers partial shade; acid, moist, well-drained soil. Grows to 25', 25' spread (zones 5-9).
Edgeworthia chrysantha is a deciduous shrub that grow to about 6 ft. by 6 ft. Edgeworthia chrysantha flowers from February to April, the seeds ripen from May to August. Hardy to zone 8. Needs protection from frost.
This winter Daphne has yellow-margined leaves and rosy-pink flower buds that open to white. Fragrant flowers bloom in winter and early spring. Reaching 4 feet tall and wide, 'Marginata' is beautiful against a wall or near a patio or deck where its fragrance can be appreciated. Or grow in a shade garden where its variegated leaves really shine. Daphne odora is evergreen and has a rounded form.