5 Best Winter Flowers for Your Garden
Friday, January 26, 2018

It is always a challenge to keep your garden look flowery and beautiful throughout the cold season. Many flowers tend to lose their natural charm and freshness during winters. However, below are a few kinds of flowers that will be able to withstand the freezing cold and keep your garden pretty.

1. Calendula
The daisy clone provides vibrant and fresh colors all the way from late fall till spring. They are long-lasting and sustain well through the moderate winter conditions. They are also able go through changing soils as long as they have enough water drainage.
Calendulas, although can be planted in the garden, are mostly found placed in a vase inside the home. Most people go for a bright orange or yellow shade of the flower while understated shades of cream and apricot are also usual choices.

2. Hellebores
The cup-shaped flowers are the most common winter plants. Hellebores are also seen in bell like shapes while drooping outwards. The flowers also present a wide range of colors mostly in shades of green, pink, white, even deep red and purple. The winter-friendly flowers slowly turn green as their blossoming period ends. They are able to persevere under partly shaded conditions with an adequate water supply.

3. Snowdrop
Just as the name suggests, snowdrops are small white flowers that mark the end of winters. Blossoming during the last few days of the snow season, the white and green flowers signal that spring is on its way. Many gardeners prefer to plant them in mid fall so they can fully pop during winter. They are also cost-friendly since no maintenance is required. Given their snow-white color, they are spread around trees and shrubs for adding contrast.

4. Erica
Erica or winter heaths are flowers grown for balancing the sharp edged leaves. They are found in three different shapes which include urn shaped, tabular shaped or bell shaped flowers. The Erica plant is small, growing no longer than 5 inches. Even though they are smaller in size, they still need sufficient water supply and a proper drainage system.

Sandy and acidic soils are the best to grow them in. A great feature of Erica is that they grow fast. These early bloomers will be the first flowers to be seen digging through the snow much before the rest of your garden blossoms.

5. Iceland Poppy
Iceland poppies stand out the most with their long, leafless branches dancing through the breeze. The two feet tall flowers are mostly seen in cream, orange, rose and yellow colors. They also require full sun and moderate water supply to fully blossom. Iceland poppies are mostly planted in summer so they can pop during fall.

The above are only a few of the many options a homeowner has for their winter flowers. So, call up your nearest flower service and get some of these beautiful winter-friendly flowers planted in your gardens.


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