Winter gardening is something that millions of people take part in. The summer is one of the best times of the year for gardening; however, the winter takes most of the flowers and vegetables away. In an effort to spruce up your home and add to the décor, you should consider winter gardening with an outdoor garden or an indoor garden. There are several flowers that actually flourish through a winter garden. Here are a couple of flowers that you can plant to tie you over until spring.
/>Pentas are a beautiful flower that give off a dark to light shade of pink. These flowers can grown indoors and grow about 20 inches high. They can reach 16 inches wide depending on the planter they are in and require partial shade. Water your pentas frequently and the can reach full growth within a month.
Camellias are another great plant for winter gardens. They have glossy evergreen leaves and pretty pink flowers. As the winter closes they will turn to a darker red. Camellias can get really big if you have them in the right planter. With proper conditions, your camellias can grow up to 10 feet high. Give them acidic soil and make sure that you provide plenty of mulch in the winter.
/>Evergreen Holly is usually associated with Christmas, but it makes for a great plant in your winter garden. The plant gives off red berries and the familiar holly leaves. These plants are successful in any environment but really come to life in the winter. Come of the berries will turn a distinctive yellow when winter is coming to a close. Use acidic soil to grow your evergreen hollies, as these are great for the berries. They need minimal water and are also drought tolerant.
Snow drops are usually seem popping up through the snow in gardens around the world. These plants are resilient and will stay dormant until the conditions improve for their growth. Snow drops have a small bell shaped white flower that makes them distinctive. The are short and have very delicate stems. They usually will not grow more than six inches high, but may reach up to 10 inches in some conditions.
Crape myrtles are native to Southeast Asia, but have been affluent in other parts of the world for a long time. These are design to give any winter garden greatness. These are usually grown outside as they can easily reach 25 feet in height. Crape Myrtiles need plenty of sunlight and do very well in soil with pH of at least 5.0