It’s cold outside but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a colorful garden. There are plenty of winter plants and shrubs that wait for the colder months to reveal they’re a true beauty. Gordon Pro Tree Service in Buford, GA, may have the solution to all of your arbor needs, but we also know a thing or two about plants. Give your garden a springtime look even though it’s winter with these species.
Also called calendula, these plants will paint your garden with color from fall to spring. If you want to cheer up your indoors, cut some of the blooms and put them in a vase. They last surprisingly long if you keep plenty of water in the holder. Depending on the breed you purchase, the flowers will look like daisies or mums, and their orange and yellow colors are perfect for fall. Expect the plants to grow 1-to-2 feet high and about a 1.5-feet wide.
This species is best for edging or splashes of color throughout your garden. Known familiarly as the English daisy, its dark green leaves will accompany sprouts of pink, red, rose, or white flowers. These plants like the shade and they also prefer moisture, so water them regularly. The plant itself is plump and hardy, and you can place them directly in the ground or in pots if you prefer. The leaves will grow 1-to-2 inches and the daisies themselves will be 8 inches.
Cineraria is stunning. They come in hues from pink to purple to red to blue. Some even have white toward the center of the flower leading into a brilliant shade at the end of each leaf. These are a form of winter daisies that can handle cooler weather. In fact, experts recommend you plant your cineraria in the shade. Make sure to place them in loose, well-fertilized soil. If you find the perfect spot for these beauties, the plants will grow 2 feet in both directions. Pots work well, too.
You might recognize this plant by the name candytuft, and these purple or white flowers last year round. The dark and shiny leaves complement the delicate blooms, and your plant will grow about 8-to-12 inches tall and wide. The stems grow long enough that you can make a candytuft bouquet for your special someone, but make sure to place your seeds or starter plants in a place where there’s plenty of sunshine. Candytufts like water in the well-drained soil.
There you have it! Our recommendations for winter blooms to keep your garden beautiful. Gordon Pro Tree Service has served the Buford, GA, for over 20 years, and we also come to Auburn, Braselton, Cumming, Dacula, Duluth, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Hoschton, Lawrenceville, Oakwood, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, and other areas. Call us today at 770-282-1616 to see if we service your location.