The cold, dull and winter season may seem like a bad time for both you and your beloved garden, but it doesn’t have to be. Sure, the ice will take its toll on the bloom and beauty that graces your garden during other times of the year, but there’s no need to give up on it just yet. By being creative, you keep your garden productive. Here are two suggestions:
Plant some winter plants
While there’s nothing you can do about the flowery splendor of the summer and spring months, you can fill up the gap they left with some winter plants. There’s a variety to choose from. If you are a flower lover, plant the Hellebores Niger, a winter plant that produces beautiful white flowers. You may also want to add some life to your garden by planting holly and ivy, which provide excellent shelter for wildlife. Add more colour to your garden by planting ornamental cabbages that come in a variety of bright colours. Acers and maples are other popular plants that turn ruby red in the winter.
Attract birds to the garden
The winter can be a harsh time for birds. During this season, most of the ground and the trees are bare. Why not build a bird-table where you put seeds, fruit and other kinds of bird food to attract the birds? You will be surprised at how well your garden comes to life with all those different species of birds that visit it. By keeping them alive, your garden continues to be productive, and you get to enjoy watching nature.
Garden fire baskets
You could invest in a garden fire basket. They are great for when it is cold because they will still allow you to sit and relax in your garden. You could get a few friends and family to come over and relax.
When winter approaches, it is easy for many garden owners to neglect their gardens and wait for better times. However, there are simple and creative ways to keep your garden alive during those several snowy months. With the correct approach, every garden owner can keep the magic in their garden alive no matter what season of the year it is.