Read my Top 10 list of best plant ideas for winter landscapes and attracting wild birds (e.g., red osier dogwood). I rank based on visual interest.
23 Landscaping Ideas with Photos.This site -- this experienced and extremely knowledgable gardener, Mike is straight talking and chock-full of great ideas.
Cornus alba 'Siberica'
Planting plan to attact birds for shady corner
Red Twig Dogwood with yellow twig dogwood Shrub Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous Cold hardiness zones: 2 - 8 Light needs: Partial to full sun Sunset climate zones: 1 - 9, 14 - 24 Water Needs Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Average landscape size: Moderate grower to 9 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.Growth rate: Moderate
Karl Foerster Reed Grass
10 Evergreens to Beautify Your Garden Year-Round
Perk up a drab yard with some leafy, four-season greenery. Here are ten varieties certain to do just that.
Pinus contorta 'Chief Joseph' - Dwarf evergreens and conifers. Very hard to come by in the trade! Stunning golden needles!
Canadian Hemlock - 2 planted in backyard July 2013
Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus stolinifera) - Winter Color. Zone 2-8. Red stems in winter, white blossoms in spring, red berries in fall. Fast Growth. Mature height: 6-10 ft.