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Winter bloomers: a splash of color in the garden
Winter bloomers: a splash of color in the garden

Video: Winter bloomers: a splash of color in the garden

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Video: How To Add Colour To Your Winter Garden 2023, February
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Winter bloomers also beautify your garden in January and February, when the garden is still in deep hibernation, with colorful dabs. Only a few defy ice and snow and develop their flowers. We present a few copies here.

Winter flowering No. 1: The snow rose

In the deepest winter the snow rose (Helleborus niger) appears like a graceful elf. Their bowl-shaped, delicate white, sometimes reddish-colored flowers are reminiscent of precious porcelain.

This winter bloomer has been a symbol of hope for centuries. Since the snow rose sometimes blooms at Christmas time, it is also called Christmas rose. In earlier times it was also known under the name "hellebore" because sneeze powder was made from its roots.

Location and care

The snow lily thrives best when it can grow in the same place for years without being disturbed. A location in partial shade is ideal. The winter flowering crop is particularly beautiful against trees, under trees and together with ferns and grasses. The snow lily needs water-permeable, humus-rich soil. Lenzrose (Helleborus-Orientalis) and palm frond hellebore are later flowering varieties. Their color spectrum ranges from white to pink.

The winter bloomer looks very atmospheric in wintry tub arrangements. After flowering, the snow lily can be planted in the garden to become an eye-catcher again next year.

Winter flowering No. 2: the snow heath

Muted colors instead of colorful flowers dominate the picture. The flower bells of the snow heath cannot be prevented from blooming even by the bitter cold. The snow or winter heather (Erica carnea varieties) is a slow-growing dwarf shrub that forms carpets of flowers up to 30 centimeters high. The color spectrum ranges from white to the various shades of pink to dark red violet. If you combine varieties that bloom at different times, you can enjoy this plant from November to April. The fine, needle-shaped foliage is evergreen and attractive to look at even outside of flowering. For some varieties, it turns a decorative bronze green in the cold season.

Schneeheide
Schneeheide

The snow heath forms flower carpets up to 30 centimeters high and is therefore ideally suited for the front yard.

Photo: BGL

Location and care

This winter bloomer thrives in sheltered spots in the garden. In plant pots it is also a colorful ornament on balconies and patios. A slight pruning after flowering stimulates the formation of new flower shoots in the snow heath.

Schneeheide
Schneeheide

Even without the little fox, the snow heath adds a splash of color to the snow.

/ Christopher Beyer

Winter flowering No. 3: the winter jasmine

Do your eyes long for green even in winter? Little known is the winter jasmine that blooms in the cold months. It already beautifies house walls and pergolas with bright yellow flowers.

The yellow flowers of winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) from East Asia are reminiscent of forsythia. The botanical name nudiflorum means naked flower and indicates that this winter flowering blooms even before the leaves are sprouted. Its grass-green, flexible shoots can be easily tied to trellises, where they climb three to four meters. If you let it grow without climbing aid, it forms wide, low bushes. Impressive garden pictures are created when the long, slender shoots grow like cascades over wall crowns. Individual branches can be cut well for the vase - for a flowering table decoration from your own garden.

Winter-Jasmin
Winter-Jasmin

Tied to a climbing aid, the winter jasmine develops tendrils three to four meters long.

Photo: BGL

Location and care

This winter bloomer develops best in a sheltered, sunny to partially shaded location. The winter jasmine should be regularly leveled by removing the shoots that are too close together. A slight pruning in spring - every two to three years - encourages flowering.

Winter-Jasmin
Winter-Jasmin

The flowers of winter jasmine also delight in the cold time of the year.

Photo: iStock / SzabolcsKiss

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