Christmas is usually the most awaited month of the year, but what happens to your green thumb then? When winter comes, you need to say goodbye to your little old garden for a little while.
Not only will the snow keep you from taking care of your garden, but your plants will be asleep as well. There are plenty of ways to keep yourself busy during winter such as knitting, watching TV, wrapping and opening presents, so on and so forth.
But we have another thing in mind. Why not create a winter garden? With the Christmas season coming up, winter gardens have become all the rage. The question is why.
What Is A Winter Garden?
Just by looking at the name, we can all guess what a winter garden is. It’s a garden that can survive even coldest month of the year, but there’s more to winter gardens than just that.
If you want to plant a winter garden, you need to stock up hardy plants that can survive winter months. These kinds of plants add some spice to your garden. More than that, it also looks gorgeous when they’re covered with snow. Winter gardens are the kind of gardens that will surely make you want to head outside to take a few selfies despite the chilly weather.
Aside from pretty plants, you may also want to consider planting some vegetables and root crops. Not only will you be able to add something unique to your winter garden, but you will also have something to sink your teeth into these cold months.
Why Should You Plant A Winter Garden?
We learned from previous studies that the absence of green plants, sunshine, and colorful surroundings lead to the feeling of loneliness.
This, we believe, is the reason why although people love Christmas, most of us aren’t excited about the thought of the winter season.
Sure, we do love playing in the snow, creating snow angels, snowmen, and throwing snowballs at each other, but we can only indulge in these fun activities as soon as the harsh snow slows down.
Most of the time, when it is winter, you need to stay indoors at all times due to the unfriendly winds. Since human beings have an innate desire to be part of the natural world, the winter phase can be a bit saddening.
Luckily, if you have a green thumb, we know what can make winter a more fascinating time for you. The answer lies in planting a winter garden.
What Kind Of Plants Should Be Part Of Your Winter Garden?
This is a pretty good question, but just like any other good questions out there, this one isn’t easy to answer as well. The reason is that it depends on your taste. What do you want to plant in your winter garden?
As I said, you could be someone who wants to plant some vegetables this winter. On the other hand, you might also want to consider adding some green foliage to your already-beautiful garden.
The plants you’ll have for your winter garden might also depend on the place you live. Anyhow, here are some suggestions for your winter plantation.
Boxwood has been popular in the places of Europe and North America for quite some time now. The reason is that apart from being a splendid pick for winter gardens, it also goes well even with sunny weathers.
It takes the form of a shrub, but because it can be pruned, you can turn it into a beautiful house decoration for your lovely home.
You have probably used the medicinal properties of this plants many times before but had no idea that the healing properties came from Witch Hazel.
You might be pleased to know that apart from the medicinal nature of the Witch Hazel, it also happens to produce vibrant flowers with varying colors.
Camellia is a plant that is known to grow well in warm areas, but it’s also a wonderful addition to your winter garden because its pink florals and green leaves stand out during the coldest and darkest winter. The petals of a Camellia plant is much more vibrant than any other plant you will find, making it a real beauty to have during those white winter months.