Looking to spruce up your garden for the coming months? Cathy Isom has an array of flowers, and plants, for adding vibrant color to your winter garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Dreading those dreary winter days? Consider adding some color to your garden with a few winter flowers. While the dormant season has its own beauty, sometimes the lack of vibrancy can get a bit bland. A few cherry blossoms can make all the difference.
Some flower varieties thrive even in colder zones and can produce wondrous blooms while everything else lays dormant. Most winter flowers are incredibly hardy and easy to maintain. Often, they’re perennial, so there’s no need to waste time re-planting each season. Even better, these plants provide color and texture year-round.
Adding color to the winter garden doesn’t just have to involve flowers, either. Many plants offer a display of color through the production of berries and foliage. For example, a Holly tree, a Crocus Plant, English Primrose, or Witch Hazel. Sweet alyssum is a flower that actually prefers the cold and wilts away in the heat. Or how about the Ornamental Cabbage. While this vegetable isn’t technically a flower, it provides a unique touch of color to the winter garden. Winter Pansies, which are commonly sold at nurseries, are hardy flowers that prefer cooler weather and give a burst of beautiful colors. Winter Jasmine has starry blossoms that pop up in the coldest of months. Other great winter flowers and plants for the garden include Viola, Honeywort, and Winter Honeysuckle.
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