Winter months are not the best for gardens, as the absence of colourful plants makes the best of gardens look bare. Evergreen plants move from the background to the forefront especially during this time. Garden designs should be built around its primary players, evergreen plants, which are hugely important.
Use evergreens in winter landscape to show off other focal point plants. For example planting a small stand of red stemmed dogwoods will allow the brilliant red stems to really stand out, or use deep green hollies behind a golden leaved variety for a bright entrance area that will really stand out
One must be aware that even evergreen plants may change colour during winter. Some plants will turn a drab brown –green such as a Juniperus, others such as azaleas and rhododendrons turn lovely reddish or yellow colours on leaves.