With the end of autumn nearing, it’s time to look at ways to improve our garden for the winter months. After all, during those cold and long months, our garden tends to look a bit dreary and miserable. A lot of our beautiful plants don’t shine during the winter months, so it’s easy for the garden to look a bit poor during winter. In fact, you might lose some of your favourite plants during the cold weather. However, your garden doesn’t have to look drab during the winter months. In fact, here are 8 flowers that will brighten up your garden in the winter months.
One beautiful flower which will add some colour to your garden is pansies. The plant blooms during the winter providing you with a colourful display. While they grow well in sunny climates, they are also fine in the colder climate and can be placed in containers and hanging baskets to thrive during the winter months. When picking out pansies to brighten up your winter garden, it’s a good idea to choose a mix of colours which will look beautiful in the garden when you are viewing it from your window. And place them next to your garden furniture such as Sloane and Sons Garden Benches. It will add colour to these pieces of furniture which can also look drab during the winter months.
You might not realise but daffodils are actually a good plant to brighten up your garden in the winter months. The most recognised on this list, the plant is often known to bloom well during the spring and summer months. But they do bloom well during the colder months and will look beautiful in your garden if you do want to add a touch of yellow. There are certain types of daffodils that bloom well during the cold months. For instance, as this article says, look at ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ and ‘February Gold’ which will bloom well during winter.
Another plant which needs to be on your radar if you want to brighten up your garden during the colder months is heather. The beautiful plant is an ideal choice for winter flowers as it grows well in colder climates. When heather grows well in the garden, it comes out a lovely pink, white and purple which will brighten up the garden well when it might be looking drab. Place it in pots around the garden to ensure that it flourishes during the winter months.
You can also go for the plant mahonia if you want to add some colour to your garden. The bright yellow flowers will definitely brighten up your back garden. The low maintenance flower is an excellent choice for growing during the winter months as it doesn’t need a lot of attention. And if grown correctly, you will get yellow flowers with beautiful green leaves.
To brighten up your garden during the winter months, you should look into planting primrose in the garden. It’s an excellent flower to plant in the garden as it thrives during the winter months. The flower is an ideal choice to plant in flower beds, window boxes and containers. Being placed in these will help it to thrive during the colder months. You can get primrose in different sizes and colours which will look beautiful in your garden. As this article describes, you should make sure you only water it when needed so that you don’t damage the root and don’t cause rot because of the soil and poor weather.
Giving your garden a touch of feminine charm, the bellis plant is an ideal choice to grow during the winter months. If the plant is grown properly during the colder months, bellis will produce beautiful pink, white and green flowers which will brighten up your garden. There are many different types which will look beautiful in your garden including the ‘Bam Bam Mixed’ which produce pretty flowers for your winter garden.
You might not have heard of Viola, but it’s an excellent choice if you want to brighten up your garden in the winter. The bedding plant can grow well in sun or shade so is a good choice of winter. The flower provides a colourful winter display with a mix of white, purple and yellow which will look beautiful in your garden. Best grown in hanging baskets, the flowers will make for a colourful addition to your garden. And with a sweet smell, you can ensure your garden smells sweet during winter.
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