While we are enjoying the autumnal colors of Fall this means that winter is approaching and the garden becomes dormant until the following Spring. So winter is generally regarded as the dead season when annuals reach the end of their life and perennials die back until the weather warms again. However there are some flowers and shrubs that do bloom in winter and this article which I found on the Top Inspired website describes ten of the best.
There?s still few months until winter, but if we want to keep our garden pretty and full with flowers and shrubs, we need to take care of it all the time! Flowers require time and attention, and if we give them the right way, they will award us with beautiful bloom and even amazing scent.
If you?re the type of person who wants to care about gardening even in winter, ahead you will find ten pretty plants that can?survive?the cold weather and the snow. They don?t need much and the proper care will make your garden look like it?s from a fairy tale even during the coldest times!
1.?Viburnum x bodnantense ?Dawn?
The?Viburnum x bodnantense ?Dawn? is a hardy, deciduous shrub that blooms from January to March, skips the summer and then starts blooming again from October to December. The Viburnum plants require sunny location or partial shade and make sure it?s a fertile, well ? drained soil. They need to be watered during their blooming period until the plants are fully established. Viburnum requires little pruning and in spring make sure to apply garden compost to the base of the plant.?
The iris needs to be planted during late summer. It requires sunny location where it can get at least six hours of sunlight during the day, and should be planted in well drained soil that has?pH slightly less than 7. The bearded iris needs watering only if it?s too dry outside or after the transplanting. When planting more of these pretty flowers, make sure to plant each of them apart, minimum of 16 to 18 inches because it needs good air circulation. The iris attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, which can make your garden as if it belongs to a fairy tale.
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