When you invest all of your time and money into a garden, you want it to be beautiful in the winter, just as it is during the summertime. That is hard, we have to say, but not impossible!
Before we even start with explanations, the main advice we can give to you is to hire a professional. Artview Landscapes offers garden design in Sydney, and if you are in this area we will gladly come and discuss the future look of your green oasis.
But if you do not have the possibility to hire someone, we will give you some tips and tricks on how to choose perfect plants that will look just as nice in the winter.
Snowdrops deserve the first place on this list. They have the most beautiful, white, petals and they start to bloom in early winter. Usually, the flowers last for about a month, but if you take good care of them, you will be able to enjoy those downturned flowers until the wintertime is over and have a beautiful garden.
Keep in mind that we are talking about a specific species of primrose. Usually, primroses bloom in spring, but the English one is a little bit different and it will treat you with its flowers in the wintertime. And the best thing of all, they come in so many different colours. You can have a colourful garden even in the middle of the winter.
There is good and bad news regarding this plant. The good news is that you can have it in the middle of the winter and it will bloom just like it’s springtime. But the bad news is, this is not a regular Jasmine and you cannot expect that authentic fragrance. Flowers look the same, but the winter version is unscented.
This plant is different from the others. It has another name, too — Christmas rose. It will usually flower when you expect it at least, around Christmas time. There aren’t many plants in the world that bloom in the middle of the winter and last until the spring arrives. Usually, if flowers don’t show up before the snow, they will never appear. But with Hellebore it’s different, flowers come with the first snow.
This is the famous plant that comes in every Christmas decoration. It’s the perfect one if you don’t want to spend much time on plants. This is a bush and it doesn’t need a lot of attention. The only thing you have to worry about is where you will place it. This plant has brown branches, white flowers, green leaves, and red berries, so it’s easily recognizable.
Sweet alyssum is one tiny plant that makes a big impact on the garden. You have to be careful where you are planting it since it is growing only about 4 to 6 inches tall and it hugs the ground forming a dense groundcover. Actually, Sweet Alyssum can only survive the wintertime, so if you are planning to enrich your garden with it, wait until late autumn and plant it then.
We saved the most interesting one for the end. This is an ornamental tree that has pale pink flowers from late autumn to early spring. Of course, you cannot expect any fruits from it, this is just a decorative flower that will make your garden look perfect, just like in the movies.
As you can see, there are many different plants you can use to make your garden look nice even in the wintertime. So don’t give up on your perfect indoor place, instead, choose the right plant and turn it into a beautiful oasis.
Owner/operator of Artview Landscapes, Brian Baker is a talented landscape designer who has been managing, designing and building structured landscapes in Sydney for twenty five years. He has personally built or managed over 800 landscape construction projects ranging in value from $5,000 to $250,000 for residential projects and between $10,000 and one million dollars for commercial projects.