A talented executive in the renewables and environmental sector, Eric Tetler is the president and CEO of Windfield Alloy, Inc., a refining and recycling company. When he’s not busy handling growth and development at the company, Eric Tetler enjoys working on landscaping.
Many people picture bright, colorful landscaping during summer and spring, but that doesn’t mean winter has to be dull and grey. Following are a few of the best plants for adding a bit of brightness to your winter landscaping:
- Flowering quince: an extremely tolerable plant that can withstand extremes in weather and even neglect, flowering quince is one of the easiest plants to incorporate to brighten up a winter landscape. The shrub makes for good natural fencing and begins showing salmon-colored blossoms during winter.
- Winterberry: featuring green leaves during fall and red berries during winter, winterberry is often a primary plant for winter landscaping. The colorful berries not only provide a bit of festive color, but they also attract birds who enjoy having them as a snack.
- Witch hazel: a large shrub that can grow up to 15 feet tall, witch hazel features bright red and yellow flowers during the wintertime. Best planted in fall, the shrub provides a uniquely fragrant scent in the summer.
- Hellebore: best suited for partial to full shade, hellebore comes in a variety of colors. The cup-shaped flowers bloom throughout the year, making hellebore a great landscaping investment.
Since 2007, Eric Tetler has served as president of Windfield Alloy, an environmentally conscious recycling business in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He first joined the company in 1994, and 13 years later, he became its majority shareholder.