Some people are naturally born with what’s called a “green thumb” and they can get anything to grow in any season (and usually under almost any circumstances from cuttings or seeds), but most people out there aren’t this lucky! The rest of us have to rely on very careful timing and a few guides like this one to get our plants to take and grow happily.
When approaching winter, some plants handle winter circumstances better than others. Novice planters are especially recommended to start with these types of plants: It just makes your job easier.
Best Plants for Winter Landscape in Omaha, NE
Here’s a quick look at the best plants for the winter landscape when preparing your garden.
What Are Winter-Time Plants?
Winter-plants are plants that might last throughout the year, but that cope particularly well through winter.
Some plants are very sensitive to winter conditions like cold and early morning frost: These are the plants that won’t cope exposed to these factors in your garden. (There are some circumstances in which they might be adapted to cope, but this will require some changes: More about this later on in the article.)
Ideally, winter plants are placed in the ground just before winter arrives instead of straight through the season. Planting before winter makes success in the soil more likely, whereas planting in the midst of harsh conditions could doom your plants from the beginning.
The Best plants for winter landscape
So, just what do you plant in winter?
If you’re looking to plant a vegetable or herb garden approaching winter, look at cauliflower, garlic, beans, winter lettuce, parsley or spinach. These are hardy enough plants to handle mild frost and dropping temperatures, especially when covered.
If you want to branch out to anything else, the same criteria apply: Look for what you imagine to be “hardy” flowers and plants like aloe or pansies.
Can Summer Plants Survive the Winter?
If you have traditional summer plants, you are going to be worried about how they take to the cold and frost of the approaching winter: They can survive the winter with a few adaptations.
One of the first changes to make is to include netting; this protects against cold and frost in the early morning and evening.
Some plants – ideally ones initially planted in pots – can be moved inside during the coldest times of the day. Particularly precious plants can be transplanted into pots for the duration of a particularly cold winter, but with extreme care.
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