When colder temperatures settle in, all of that work and fun you had planting, growing, and tending to your garden during the spring and summertime months has now given way to the decay and death of all of your favorite flowers. For most conventional gardeners, that snowy winter period offers an unwanted reprieve to the joy of building and maintaining a garden. But that doesn’t mean you can’t equip your home with some greenery, even during the frigid months of the year.
Cold temperatures and grey days getting the best of you? You’ll be pleased to know that there are all sorts of plants that can grow and thrive in colder temperatures:
Picking the Right Plants for Cold-Weather Gardening
If you’re new to the idea of cold-weather gardening, experts recommend that you pick evergreen plants or small conifer species for your first year-round gardening experiment.
Both of these plants are incredibly hardy, but also offer you the aesthetic variety you’ve come to appreciate with summertime flower gardening.
Similarly, these cold-weather garden plants come in a variety of sizes, giving you the ability to find greenery that suits the unique layout of your yard or home.
Small conifer plants are often trimmed or modified into cone or column shapes, making them excellent additions for gardeners who want to use pots or containers for their first cold-weather gardening experiment.
Other Cold-Weather Plants to Consider
Other evergreen plants to consider for your first winter garden include evergreens like the variegated boxwood or the dwarf hinoki cypress. These plants are much smaller than those conifers, and will fit perfectly if you want potted plants to line your home’s front porch.
If you’re a fan of red berries, why not consider a wintergreen plan? A wintergreen plant can also fit in a small pot, and is highlighted by its hardy red berries. They offer a great color compliment for gardeners wanting to add some visual contrast to their cold-weather greenery.
Now that you’ve got some ideas running through your head for ways to spruce up the outside of your home this time of year, you may want to consider your roof and siding. After all, if either aspect is deteriorating, you could incur some major damages as snow and ice make their way into town.
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