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What pleases on a site in the winter? Berries on snow of

the spring Will fade primroses, otbuyat summer, “scarlet and gold“ of fall will grow dull, your garden will become empty and the white veil will cover the earth. Perhaps it was worth calling this part of year “a sad time“?

For certain will seem that in winter behind a window will please only a fir-tree in garlands at a porch yes a snowman on a lawn … And it is possible to admire also berries on snow!

It without irony. And nobody will advise you to hang out mold fruits on naked branches. Your garden can dazzle with berries of different flowers, attracting birds and pleasing your look. we Will begin

with trees

the Mountain ash ordinary . Sorbus aucuparia . Who does not know this beauty in plumose leaves and foamy inflorescences? Since fall and until the end of December hard brushes oranzhevo - scarlet berries will attract jays and bullfinches, to please spolokhy colors against the sky.

And there is also a mountain ash Scandinavian (Swedish) . Sorbus intermedia . Leaves at it ovoid, with roundish lateral jags, it is rough - leathery, from above poorly brilliant, and from below trimmed white. Berries korallovo - orange. Hunters like to do tincture on alcohol of them. And it seems as apply tincture not only outwardly.

If there is a place for mountain ash black-fruited ( of Aronia melanocarpa ), then will see graceful gentle blossoming of its arc-shaped openwork branches in the spring, and will admire red leaflets in the fall. At the end falls you will be able to regale on useful berries.

Hawthorn decorative . Of course, the hawthorn ordinary with dark-blue berries is far more useful decorative, but nevertheless I will recommend decoratively - blossoming a hawthorn brilliant . Crataegus laevigata `Paul`s Scarlet` . This tree of average height, in May it violently blossoms karminno - red terry inflorescences, and is densely covered with brushes small in scarlet in the winter - red berries. I do not offer you ancient Polish and British recipes of preparation of compotes and fruit jelly from hawthorn berries, leave berries on branches for beauty and for birds.

Paradise apple-trees . Malus floribunda . Apple-trees obilnotsvetushchy more than forty grades are removed. But in our latitudes “grades of “Hilleri“, “Hop“, “John Daun“, “Lizette“, “Professor Shprenger“, “Red Sentinel“, “Vintergold“ and “Rudolf“ will have to the yard“. In this list all small trees, up to 5 - 6 m high (“Lizette“ to 4) and 4 - 4,5 m wide. Blossoming from faintly - pink (or white with separate pink petals) to saturated - pink, almost red. Fruits too different color: from limonno - yellow, strontic, orange, with red “cheek“, to dark-red or it is crimson - violet. At a grade of “Lizette“ also with a violet shade leaves. Here here will hardly expediently leave all harvest on branches! In total - the part should be broken on compotes and candied fruits!

Sea-buckthorn . Hippophae . Though not all love these prickly thickets with very narrow silvery leaves and is tart - sour berries, but I could not but mention this well of vitamins.

Yew berry . Taxus baccata . Though it and a hvoynik, but fructifies he not seeds in cones, and is bright - scarlet fleshy berries 6 - 7 mm long and 3,5 mm wide. It is considered frost-resistant, but in severe winters suffers. And at this plant all parts, except red okolosemyannik are poisonous !

passed to bushes


Snezhnoyagodnik . Symphoricarpos . Any edibility or usefulness. But stoically grows in a shadow. In the fall children in parks burst its white berries with scope about asphalt. There is a grade of “Mother of Perl“ (with gently - pink color of fruits) and a snezhnoyagodnik of a henoult (with berries of beet color).

Euonymus European and ploskochereshkovy . Euonymus europaea, E. planipes . The first is steadier in our corner of the world. It is good the fruits - boxes of color of a fuchsia with brightly - orange brilliant seeds inside. And in combination with its olive bark it gets absolutely picturesque effect. Only it is necessary to consider that a bush rather big - 2 - 4 m high and as much in breadth. Besides - leaves and fruits are poisonous .

Quince Japanese (henomeles) . Chaenomeles . A bush, as if from the Japanese engravings: surprising breaks of branches, it is bright - red flowers, and for the winter these flowers turn into small yellow fruits - apples. If to break “apple“ and to bring to the house - feel its soft aroma.

Kizilnik . Cotoneaster . There is vertically growing bush with dark-blue berries - a kizilnik brilliant; is enormous, with the arc-shaped branches - a kizilnik bubbly. But the kizilnik horizontal remains the favourite of landshaftnik and just gardeners - fans. Dense branchy pads cover the earth, slopes, stones, the soil under trees. An unpretentious low shrub in a set small (about a nail) brilliant leaves. And for the winter these branches turn simply - into necklaces of scarlet brilliant berries diameter in centimeter. Berries remain till spring!

Privet . Ligustrum . In general, a merit of this large bush at all not in its gentle small inflorescences and not in dark-blue brilliant berries. This bush is used in short-haired fences and topiarny forms. But berries in winter - as a pleasant bonus.

A honeysuckle Tatar and a honeysuckle - kaprifol . Lonicera tatarica, L. caprifolium . The first - a large bush of a scyphoid form with thin fragile branches. At winter enters in light-red translucent round berries. Berries are poisonous.

The second honeysuckle - a liana. Oranzhevo - red berries in winter attract birds. But to people to consume them I do not advise: from all grades of a honeysuckle only those that with blue berries are edible (a honeysuckle east).

Magoniya . Mahonia . Medium-sized, to meter in height and in width, kustichek. It is covered with elegant yellow brushes of inflorescences in the spring. In winter in a pre-trial detention center - blue, with a raid, berries. The bush keeps leaves all winter too.

Barberry . Berberis . Advantages of a barberry block the only shortcoming - a bush very prickly. In coloring of leaves of a barberry is not present unless blue! Lime, yellow, red, purple, violet, violet in a white speck (splashes), purple with a gold border, green in splashes - amazing scale for those who want in the summer of color on a site. Please also grades: the barberry happens the different sizes (from 30 cm to 2 m) and a different form (creeping, vertical, sprawling, compact). And for the winter this handsome remains in gentle brushes of red oblong berries.

Dogrose . Rosa rugosa, Rosa canina . And why is not present? If the place allows and on a site there is no dog - the dogrose will redden on snow fruits. Modest in the summer, but soloist in the winter.

Guelder-rose . Viburnum . I think there is no sense long and in detail to describe this known bush. And its red berries which on a frost become more sweet you know all too. Also there are articles about a guelder-rose and its advantage. Only I will recommend to put it separately from other plants. As it is loved by a plant louse, and hardly you will be pleased to catch a plant louse on all flower bed.

And in end - couple of ekzot

Such plants will be suitable

for soft climate with low-snow not frosty winters.

Pirakanta . Pyracantha . Let prickly, but such beautiful berries! Dense guards, as at a mountain ash. There are yellow, there are orange, is coral, scarlet, dark-red, trudges on support, is good in a hairstyle. Who saw it at least once in the nature - then did not resist not to try to tame.

Kallikarpa (krasivoplodnik) . Callicarpa bodinieri `Profusion` . The imperceptible modest bush with lanceolate leaves and small imperceptible lilac inflorescences for the winter takes cover bunches of brilliant round berries shaking lilovo - violet color. Fruits are better noticeable if several plants are located a row. The bush freezes in severe winters. Berries are poisonous .

Actually berries - not the only advantage of a winter garden. It is worth - placing everything emphasis on hvoynik of different color, to pay attention to color of bark of many plants, not to cut off cereals. But you will please the look and birds with berry abundance undoubtedly!