Every year, winter arrives with the gush of cold air and play hide and seek with the glorious sun. Yes, it does bring the joy of snuggling up in blankets, wearing fuzzy clothes and eating endlessly till you gain a bit of holiday weight. But one of the most beautiful creations of nature that you get to witness in cold weather is the gorgeous winter flowers. These vibrant, delicate, and fragrant flowers add color to cold grey winters and make them beautiful. Here is a list of some splendid blooms that thrive well throughout the freezing temperatures in winter.
Daffodil, also known as Narcissus comes in a variety of colors including white, pink, yellow, orange, and tricolor that begins to bloom in late winter. It has a thick skin that protects the inside of the flowering bud from the harsh climate elements. The bulb keeps absorbing nutrient all year round to prepare for the bloom and never stops growing.
Available all year round, carnations come in a multitude of pink, red, yellow, white, orange, and purple during the winter season. Known for their hardiness, they can be grown from seed and set outdoors in extreme freezing temperatures. Carnations have large, long-lasting, spiced scented blooms, which are most common among other flowers that can survive a winter season.
Yes, the mention of poinsettia reminds of Christmas during which they are often sold as potted plants and used in bouquets. Ranging from traditional red to pale yellow, poinsettias require proper care and maintenance. They thrive well in winters but are intolerant to extreme cold and windy weather. Make sure you do not expose these flowers to a temperature below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Roses continue to spread their charm in the winter time, but they need some attention going into the cold season. When kept outdoors, roses need to be well-watered after the first frost. They grow well and produce beautiful blooms when kept indoors during the winter season. Make sure you keep them in a position where they can receive at least 5-6 hours of sun during winters and protection from harsh winds.
Tulips love cold weather! You can plant them 4 to 6 weeks before winter arrives in a semi-shaded area. Tulips add color and grace to the garden and its marvelous blooms tend to grow up to the height of 30 cms. Tulips are expected to return and bloom year after year. Make sure you take good care of them to see them grow beautifully each year.
Lilies are ideal winter flowers that are also used in winter weddings and festivals. Their large, showy blooms are best to add elegance to the garden and home. It is advised to plant lily bulbs a few weeks before the winter arrives as they benefit from the cold temperature to produce big blooms. You can fertilize the lilies in late winters for their healthy growth.
Grow these blooms in your garden this winter to add a fresh pop of colors!