Add these plants to your garden for early bloom and color! They’ll be sure to melt the winter blues and enhance excitement for the coming spring season!
Hamamelis x intermedia- Witchazel Hybrids
Deciduous, large shrub or small tree size. Offers early bloom anywhere from late January to March, varieties available provide red, yellow, or orange bloom color and fragrance. Flowers are small, but showy and look as if confetti is covering the branches.
Helleborus sp.- hellebore or Lenten rose
Flowers appear in mid-late February and persist through the spring season. Many varieties available offering an extensive range of bloom color. Small-med sized perennial plant great for containers or along walks where flowers can be seen up close. Foliage stays evergreen to semi evergreen depending on location.
Eranthis hyemalis-Winter aconite
An early spring flowering bulb with cheery yellow flowers! Often blooms amidst a blanket of snow! Bloom time is usually early March. Will spread and naturalize an area.
Another early flowering bulb. Delicate white flowers appear in late February to early March.
* Another great feature of all plants listed is their resistance to deer browse!
**Photos taken from Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Database and google images
6 responses to “Ashley’s Gardening Tips – January 2013”
Could you please send me directions as to how to make a bird tree. I was told it was on the web site, but I can’t find it…Thank you so much
Greetings Debby! Ashley provided our guests bird tree instructions in December – follow this link for a guide on how to create a bird tree of you own. https://www.innathoneyrun.com/ashleys-gardening-december/
I enjoyed all of your gardening tips.
Hey nice description and snaps shared by you. Thanks for sharing. Gardening tips are great and helpful for person who wants to make garden beautiful.
Can’t wait for Spring, I am tired of the cold already….looking forward to purchasing some of the plants mentioned. Thanks for your ideas.
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