These winter-blooming plants will brighten Oregon gardens’ darkest days (Oregonian)

These winter-blooming plants will brighten Oregon gardens’ darkest days (Oregonian)
“One of the coolest things about gardening in the Pacific Northwest is winter gardens,” said Neil Bell, a horticulturist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service. “Spring is overwhelming with flowers, but in winter it’s surprising. It’s nice to see something that’s so unexpected. And then there’s the scent; such an enjoyable thing.”