Winter Flowers To Brighten Up Your Home and Garden
If you think winter means the end of your flower garden, think again. There are several beautiful winter flowering plants that you can add to your garden to brighten up the dark days of winter. This quick guide will introduce you to some of the best flowers to grow in the winter. Many of these plants also do well as indoor plants as well. If you have been wondering what flowers will live through winter, keep reading.
The camellia is one of the most colorful winter flowers to grow. It has long been a popular flowering plant to add to gardens in the southeastern US and Pacific coast. This flowering shrub works great in hedges, borders and lawns. Some plants can grow as tall as small trees. When in bloom, the bright pink flowers, which look similar to roses, create a dramatic relief from winter skies. This plant is considered an evergreen, so even when it is not in bloom, the beautiful dark green leaves are an asset to your garden. Although popular in pink, the camellia also blooms in shades of red, yellow, lavender, and white.
Witch hazel is often thought of as a home remedy liquid that can be bought in stores and is used to treat different types of skin irritation. The plant is self, though, is a beautiful winter bloomer. Coming out to shine from October to December, this plant produces fragrant yellow flowers. The blooms have crinkled, ribbon-shaped petals. Witch hazel is famous for its unique seed dispersion. When seeds are ripe, they will explode from their pods with a popping noise that can be heard up to 30 feet away.
This closely related cousin to witch hazel, also produces fragrant yellow flowers that bloom in the late fall and early winter.
Winter daphne can lift your spirits with its beautiful aroma. We can all use a little help with those winter blues. What better way to scare away sadness than with beautiful-smelling flowers that are not afraid to bloom in winter? These rosy purple or white flowers bloom in clusters bringing joy through late winter. You can plant this evergreen shrub near doors so that you enjoy its fragrance each time you step outside.
Jasmine has been revered for its exotic fragrance for centuries. You can enjoy this rambling ground cover flower throughout the winter when you plant winter blooming varieties. The yellow flowers bloom from branches that can grow up to 12 feet long. Use this hardy ground cover to stabilize slopes in your yard with the added bonus of fragrant color during winter.
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