Winter garden plants
In order not to lose the green and the colors that surround our house, you can choose numerous winter plants that in the cold season also live well outside and unlike others, do not suffer drastically from lowering temperatures. The main and best known are generally belonging to the family of winter camellias and cyclamen, they are species that bloom between autumn and winter and that, when the cold season is over, leave room for other plants that bloom in spring . In this short guide we are going to point out different species that can be adapted to your green space and that can also be grown in pots to embellish terraces and balconies, indicating for each plant the main characteristics and colors that can make the exterior of your home stand out. .
The winter camellias and the lunar lemon
The peculiarity of the Camellias is that of their winter flowering, especially for the Camelia Sassanqua, a plant native to Japan which since the early 1700s has also been introduced in Europe. This species blooms in October and March, it does not need special care. It represents the ideal plant for those who have a large outdoor space at their disposal as it can also reach considerable dimensions. In fact, it can be buried in flower beds and can be used to form hedges. The colors are bright and many nurserymen recommend accompanying the camellias to other species with evergreen leaves. The flowers and fruits are therefore the secret of winter garden plants. In addition to camellias, for example, you can choose Lemon Lunario, a unique plant of its kind that blooms and bears fruit every month, even in winter. In the harsh climate the yellow of the lunar lemon gives the garden a unique decorative aspect. This plant, very common in the cold climates of the lakes of northern Europe, has evergreen leaves, a white flower with purple outlines and an intense yellow fruit, a mix of colors that make the lawn unmistakable.
Plants that resist the cold
If you have a large garden, the advice is to use shrub species that bloom in winter and evergreen as an ornament. Finally, among the ornamental plants that adapt very well to the cold we point out the Corbezzolo, also known as Albatro. Widespread in the coasts overlooking the Irish Sea, this small tree has a particular characteristic, a ripening of the fruit that arrives a year after flowering. So from autumn to late winter you can have new flowers and ripe fruit. The colors are vibrant with white flowers and red fruits. In order not to make up for the snow, our winter garden can be completed with the Christmas Rose, a plant of the Ranunculaceae family also known as Helleborus or Hellebore. This plant also blooms with snow, from December to March and offers flowers of 5 different colors, from white to pink. It can easily be found in mountain forests and on the market there are several species crossed with different colors.
Plants that bloom in winter
To make your green space original and alive even during the cold season you can select shrubs that bloom in this period, nature offers so many solutions and you just have to choose according to your taste. In Italy, for example, cyclamen and violets are used a lot, species that can also be buried in a vase to embellish a balcony. The cyclamen is undoubtedly the ideal plant to embellish your terrace, its pink flowers and the different shades undoubtedly represent the main color of winter. The plant does not require special care and can easily be found in flower shops as it is mainly grown in greenhouses. From the cyclamen there are also special bulbs that can be chosen based on the color. It is a plant that lives well in a cool and moderately humid place, for example if it is kept in a vase it can be kept moist by wetting the saucer during the day. It fears only ice and, if the temperatures become drastic, the plant can be repaired at home to protect it from night frosts. Finally, among the perennials there is the Viola, the most widespread is the Viola Tricolor species, also known as the Viola del Pensiero, a plant that in autumn and winter gives its intense flowering, with large flowers that do not fear the cold and frost. Pansy is in fact a plant capable of living with little light and does not need the direct presence of the sun. Very famous are the species of Viola that live in the areas of North America, areas affected by a cold climate for several months of the year. Violets are plants with intense purplish flowers and can reach up to 20 cm in height.
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