Spread more holiday cheer with these beautiful plants that can move from indoors to outdoors and in again, year after year. Every plant is perfect for both new and wise gardeners, plus the not-yet-a-gardeners in your life. They’re also a comforting, thoughtful way to honor teachers, neighbors, and your favorite essential workers this year.
While you’re spreading the holiday cheer, there’s no harm in showing yourself a little extra love this holiday season with a plant that’s sure to please for seasons to come.
A cook’s dream with edible, aromatic, deep green foliage thrives in your indoor/outdoor container. Clip and cook with fresh or dried leaves for classically savory flavor in stocks and soup. Evergreen. Zone 8 – 11.
Petite white flowers sing with scent atop glossy, fine foliage. As with all grafted Gardenias, superior rootstock gives this beauty some brawn and strong resistance to nematodes. Evergreen. Zone 8 – 11.
Phenomenally fragrant early spring blooms. Plant in full shade under an open window or by a patio. Blooms are followed by bright red ornamental fruit. A natural espalier against a wall. Evergreen. Zone 7 – 9.
This living sculpture is perfect for container gardening. In colder climates, enjoy it on a dappled shade patio in warm weather, then overwinter indoors in a bright location without direct sun. Evergreen. Zone 7 – 10.