With the winter weather fast approaching, gardeners should start looking at some winter flowers to spruce up the dreary, monotonous season. Here are two great plants to place in your garden to spice up your winter!
The daphne shrub is known for the divinely scented flowers that bloom around the late winter and early spring times.
Unfortunately, these shrubs are not the easiest to grow. In fact, they do not transplant well and require a delicately balanced soil; for the best growth, the soil should be kept both moist and well-draining. When the proper balance is found, well-established daphne shrubs can be easy to care for; the plants don’t need too much maintenance, pruning, or special care.
When looking for a location to place your daphne shrub, seek areas that have well-draining soil and plenty of compost. The location should also be an area with partial shade, although they are known to grow in locations with full sun.
Please note: the entire plant is toxic when ingested, so it’s best to place this plant in a location away from children and pets.
For more information on growing and caring for daphne shrubs, check out this article.
As one of the first spring flowers to bloom, snowdrops can add a bit of cheer to the winter season.
These ethereal flowers are known for their low maintenance. Once established, they can carpet the ground, creating a delicate garden. These charming perennials will bloom as early as January or February, depending on where the garden is located.
As a small plant, the snowdrop requires areas that have good drainage; this makes the snowdrop a great candidate for any rock gardens, woodland gardens, or moon gardens (gardens with white and silver plants that can reflect the light of the moon).
These delicate plants need around 6 or more hours of direct sunlight each day. Additionally, these plants do not enjoy high heat or humidity. Because of this, they are grown in more Northern locations, as far up as USDA zone 3.
There you have it, two great plants that can add some life to your garden this winter.