Winter garden plants

Ivy winter garden plants

Ivy is a climbing garden plant that is not afraid of winter. It is able to cover entire walls without damaging them or any object that encounters balustrades, poles, supports, fences etc. in its path. It adapts easily and does not need special care and in some cases it is also used in the form of a bush or hedge. It is a plant that does not require direct sunlight or excessive shade which instead damages the leaves by yellowing. It has no climatic problems in fact it manages to take root tolerating both heat and cold. It can be placed in a pot with universal soil to allow it to climb wherever you want or even in moist, fresh and deep soil. In both cases it is preferable that the soil is always slightly damp. It should be watered in summer a couple of times a week, every 2 weeks in winter instead. It is possible to prune between February and March, to keep the leaves of the plant thick and compact, while in the case of long branches it is possible to make cuts preferably in summer.

Winter garden plants Poinsettia

The poinsettia is the symbolic plant of the Christmas holidays, it has a beautiful yellow flower and leaves ranging from green to red and from white to pink. It is a very delicate plant and its branches can break easily. After the Christmas period and after the loss of the leaves, thanks to its strong roots, it is possible to replant in a bright place with moist soil and as if by magic it manages to flourish the following year. In spring it should be placed in an acid soil and pruned by eliminating some branches or by cutting some of them to about 25cm. After this season it should be planted outside possibly in the shade to have a beautiful flowering. In mid-September, the poinsettia should be stored for more than half a day in complete darkness every day, so that flowering begins after about 2 months. All ‘ beginning of October it must be fertilized with a fertilizer containing phosphorus and potassium and very little nitrogen. Now it is ready to be given as a gift or purchased as a symbol of Christmas.

Cyclamen winter garden plants

Another garden plant that is able to withstand the winter climate par excellence is the cyclamen, in fact it is enough to keep it in a barely heated place, to notice how in a few days its leaves immediately begin to turn yellow. It is a plant that resists even temperatures close to zero, only when the cold drops below that temperature or near frosts is it inevitable to move it to greenhouses, verandas or at home, but always away from heat sources. It blooms from autumn until late spring, but in pruning one of the occurrences to remember is that, in the case of yellowed leaves, withered flowers, these should not be cut cleanly but, applying a twist on the same stem, they must be broken by hand . The colors can be all white, pinkish white, violet or light lilac.

Winter garden plants: Winter garden plants violets

Violet, also called pansy, is also a garden plant that can withstand low temperatures and can even flower under the snow. They are plants that have a two-year life period, in practice they grow late in the summer, live throughout the winter, flourishing again in spring and then die. Its five-petalled flowers begin to bloom in the cool months, and then continue until spring and summer, they are large and brightly colored based on the quality of the plant and the various crosses made over time even with wild varieties. They can range from white to black, yellow, blue, purple, red, orange etc. Normally it should be placed in soft and humid soils, but in the cold months, to help it stay alive even in the snow, it is advisable to move it to a soil mixed with sand and manure. In the warm months, on the other hand, they should be placed under the direct rays of the sun. It is a plant that, unlike many others, does not water excessively and does not require special care, except to protect it from the attack of insects and parasites, but above all from snails.

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