The best thing about the winter season is the winter flowers. In India winters are not as harsh as it is in most Western nations. Winters are actually quite an enjoyable time in most of India.
Winters are also a great time for gardening. You do not have to worry about the extreme weather of the summers or monsoon. Spending a few hours with the sun and soil works marvellous for our mental and physical health.
Flowers are the gifts from nature to us. Let us enjoy it. Bring it home and you will always a thing of beauty with you.
Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
~ Hans Christian Andersen
Here are four winter flowers that can jazz up your garden, balcony or window sill.
What is more beautiful than a rose?
Roses bloom best under the full winter sun. If you are a beginner gardener, then simply buy a potted plant from a trusted nursery. Give it lots of sun. Water it only when the soil is dry.
The best thing about roses is that you get beauty and fragrance. There are many colours of the roses. Get your favourite one!
When we speak of winter flowers, chrysanthemum rules the list .
If you have a small space, this is the best. Chrysanthemum are very lovely flowers. These bloom in many numbers throughout the winter season till the end of March. Hassle free flowers, easy to maintain and dazzle up your house.
Chrysanthemum comes in many varied colours ranging from white to mauve to red.
Petunias are gorgeous flowers. These are small plants and so are perfect for window sills and hanging pots. It is best to buy a pot with buds from the nursery. Put it in full sun. A pot full of petunias simply transforms your plain place to a colourful spot.
No flower is as big and wonderful as the dahlia. One flower is enough to get everyone’s attention. Dahlias come in many colours. Go to a nursery and choose one in red or pink. Although dahlias have many colour variations but red or pink attracts more attention and so for you more accolades. A blooming dahlia will definitely make you fall in love with flowers.
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