Whether you have a green thumb or not, a house and a flowered balcony, with a multitude of colorful plants, would be anyone’s dream. Partly out of laziness, partly because we don’t even know which way to start, many times we don’t put anything in the jars, or we just end up pretending. Terrible.
Remembering to wet them is not obvious. When we go on vacation if we don’t have a friend or relative who comes to bathe us, we have to find a ploy to give her a drink.
In the end, however, the result is always the same, our beloved plants die.
The time has come to try again. Did you know that there are many types of plants that can also be grown in winter? The colorful and ornamental flowers are not only an exclusive of summer but also of the rigid months.
Let’s see together the 7 plants that we can grow even in winter:
7) The ornamental cabbage
Just like its cousin, which ends up on our tables, the ornamental cabbage is also resistant to temperatures that go slightly below zero. Its flowering runs from September to March, giving its best, with large and colored leaves of intense shades, which can vary from green to white, from green to purple and from green to pink. You will have to get it every time the soil is dry, taking care not to wash the leaves. In short, a resistant and perfect plant to color your winter.
6) The violets
One of the most poetic flowers there are, violets, or pansies, as the name says, are decorated with intense purple color, with shades that tend to yellow. The purple can also be more or less dark, even coming to seem almost black. In botany, it is a perennial plant, which can bear even long frosts, without ceasing to produce flowers. Cultivating them is very simple because they don’t need great care.
There are many varieties of cyclamen, suitable for living both indoors and outdoors. They too are perennials and characterized by an intense and very colorful flowering, with shades tending to pink, purple and white. Note to remember is to avoid wetting them abundantly, to avoid rot and mold. They should not receive direct sunlight and their ideal habitat is the penumbra. If you intend to grow it indoors, try to keep it in a well-ventilated place and not in closed rooms.
4) The primroses
Who as a child has not picked up a bouquet of primroses for their mom? Mainly yellow in color, they infest the meadows during the colder months, creating real splashes of color. You can also find them in various other shades, from orange, to red, up to purple tones. Like the other plants described above, they too are perennials, resistant to harsh temperatures and easy to grow. Just avoid watering them too much, avoiding stagnant water and do not keep them in direct sunlight or in too hot environments.
3) The hyacinth
Hyacinth is probably a lesser-known plant than previously described. Very colorful and ornamental, it expresses its vertical flowering, producing many small petals. The result is much more spectacular than other plants and the shades of its flowers vary from pink to red, to yellow. In nurseries, you can buy so-called “prepared” bulbs, so as to force early flowering, even indoors. The scent of these buds is intoxicating.
2) Aromatic plants
If you thought there were only flowers, you were wrong. Even the aromatic plants, used every day in the kitchen, such as sage and rosemary, survive in winter. You can retrieve a tin pot or a basket and create a mix of these plants, adding, for example, heather, an evergreen shrub, excellent for giving volume and decoration. By opting for this choice, you will have a small winter forest, from which you can continue to collect your favorite flavors to use in the kitchen.
1) The camellia
Considered a symbol of immortality in the eastern countries, in Japan it was placed on the tombs of the samurai, believing that it would never die. This magnificent plant blooms from October to February, its flowers are not fragrant but offer a real show. The colors are very soft, from snow-white to pastel colors, such as pink and violet. Having this plant on your balcony or in the garden is equivalent to having a verse of poetry written by nature.