The autumn season will come to an end soon and the winter will begin. Plant lovers are looking forward to grow different types of plants in coming days. Different plants grow in different temperatures, humidity and soil pH levels. So it is critical to know which plant is compatible to be grown in a particular season.
As the temperature will decline in the coming few months, and soil will cool down, there are many plants which can be grown in winter season. You can choose from a wide vegetable plants, herbs and flowering plants to be grown in your garden. Vegetables such as carrot, radish, broccoli and cauliflower can be grown. Herbs like parsley, oregano, chives, basil and thyme are good to grow in this season. Pansy, aster, marigold, clarkia etc. are the flowering plants which grow well in winter.
The winter seasonal flowering plants have the advantage of tremendous variety of colours, sizes and forms. They occupy the garden space in less time and can be easily replaced. The seeds of winter flowering plants are sown in September-October. Here is a list of flowers that you can grow in your garden in the coming month.
Asters are one of the most beautiful and easiest garden perennials and include 600 species in the family of Asteraceae. The flower is a collection of very tiny tubular flowers, grouped together in the central disc and surrounded by petals.
These flowers have daisy or carnation like flower heads that are produced singly or in clusters. There are around 50 species out of which three or four are commonly seen in the gardens.
Clarkia flower is a species of Clarkia genus that are excellent to be grown in gardens. It is an attractive and very showy annual flower that blooms in the shades of pink to white. There are over 40 species of this flowering plant belonging to the family of Onagraceae.
It is a classic garden staple that makes an excellent screening plant to hide unsightly places. This easy to grow biennial is perfect for beginner gardeners. Hollyhocks attract humming birds, bees and butterflies. So they are must for a butterfly garden.
Pansies are fragrant and edible blooms. It belongs to Viola family containing 500 species. Blooms have three basic patterns. They can be of single colour like yellow or blue. Another pattern is a single colour having black lines radiating from its centre. The third type has a dark centre called a face. These flowers seem to exude more fragrance at early morning and dusk.
Plant salvias with pleasant-scented foliage to enjoy the fragrance. The variety of flower colours, sizes and long bloom times make salvias perfect addition to perennial borders. These flowers attract butterflies and humming birds magnetically.
Sweet peas make great flowers with extra ordinary fragrance for gardens. The flowers grow in many attractive colours to give your garden a breath-taking view.
So September-October is the best time to prepare your winter garden for a lovely aroma of beautifully-hued blossoms. Sow the seeds now and see the plants blooming during December to February.
For a classic flair in a modern garden, grow these flowering plants. They deserve to be a part of your beautiful winter surroundings.