During the next 3 months, your poor flowers and plants are going to go through hell. They will be bitten by the bitter cold. The early morning frost will freeze your garden in place. When you fling open the curtains, it will be as if your garden is stuck in time. Surely, nothing can survive? Well, actually quite a lot can. Winter is a time where the weak will perish, but it’s also a time for stoic beauty. A time where magical gardens can exist and stand apart from all others in your neighborhood. That is of course if you want your garden to be mesmerizing and stand tall in the dead of winter. It will require hard work and love for this it becomes a reality.
From icy blue to warm amber
During the year, icy blue LED lamps are great for the garden. They add a sharp shine to the aesthetic of your garden. When you’re coming home late from work, they have no problem showing you the way to your front door, no matter the weather. However, in winter they don’t always fit the winter landscape. Instead, they tend to blend in, especially if it’s been snowing. So, go outside into your garden and change the LEDs out for warm amber lamps. You can have a pillar lamp or two at the front gate. Or, simply place some pathway lights in the ground, along the slabs going up toward your door. Place them around your garage too so they give your car safe passage in and out of the property.
Remove by force
Most everything in the garden will die. Only the hardiest flowers and plants will put up a valiant resistance to the winter. However, weeds can withstand anything. For all their hideous nature, they have to be admired for their resilience. But, they must go. With other foliage out of the way naturally, now is your chance to rip up the weeds and give them a good dose of weed killer. Since the soil is also stiff, you won’t make a mess by using winter as the opportune moment to kill weeds. There are plenty of gardening tips for preparing your garden for winter. Removing invasive species such as garlic mustard weeds is going to be very beneficial to the survival of your plants and flowers. Weeds absorb any moisture in the soil, leaving not much chance for other things to survive close by.
Knight in shining armor
What’s the most naturally beautiful thing about winter for you? Don’t say anything, until after you’ve seen the winter rose. It’s pure white, thick, heavy and incredibly complex intertwining petals. There are lots of different white winter rose types, such as the White Duchess, Polar Star, Athena rose and the Magadi rose, white O’Hara, White Cloud and Diamond Shrub to name a few. You can buy these fresh and plant them in your garden, watering them once a day only. They’re very resilient to frost because of their open structure and they look magical.
Winter gardens are magnificent if you can get them right. Light up your garden in a warm amber hue with LED lamps. Plant some white roses all around to show that beauty can triumph in the bitter winter.