Cold-Weather Flower Gardens

by Amy Gordon
(last updated April 6, 2015)

Gardening in the springtime can be very rewarding. It is great to be able to watch your plants bloom as the growing season progresses. Since most plants and flowers grow in the spring, most of your gardening will be done then. This does not mean, however, that you are not allowed to have a garden if the weather turns cold. If you want to have a flower garden in the winter, you have come to the right place. Just be sure to be ready with that winter jacket, because you may need it.

The first thing that you must keep in mind is that if the ground is already frozen, there is not too much you can do to start a garden. Get started early in the fall and you will be able to take care of your garden as it gets colder.

If you choose to have a cold-weather flower garden, you are going to have to choose plants that will flourish despite the cold. Some great examples of cold weather annuals are Dust Miller, Larkspur, and Calendulas. If you want perennials, try winter pansy, ivy, and forget-me-nots. Get these into the ground early on and watch them grow over the cold season.

Once you have your plants in the ground, you need to be sure to keep the plants watered and protected. Watering your plants can prove to be more difficult that you think. If you live in an area where the ground freezes, you will have to be sure to go out on a day that is above freezing to be able to allow the water get to the plants. Make sure to water your plants at least every five weeks. If you keep your plants watered, they should grow well over the cold season.

One more thing that you can try doing in a cold weather garden is growing trees and ornamental shrubs. These plants grow well in the cold weather and can make your cold weather flower garden look even better.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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