During one of the coldest winters we have had in some time, one is hard pressed to find anything in bloom at this time of year - BUT - EUREKA, something was found and this is a plant that is a winter superstar and worthy for all to consider in your landscapes. It is GERMANDER (Teucrium fruiticans).
Even after a hard freeze of upper teens and snowfall this winter, this evergreen shrub continues to bloom with lavender blue salvia-like flowers through the winter months (but bloom sporadically during other seasons). To add to its desirability, it comes in bush and creeping growth forms so can be used as an ornamental shrub or ground cover. It also comes in a grayish green or a silver-leaved color.