If you live in a mild climate that doesn’t regularly reach temperatures below zero in the winter, you may find that you can keep your garden space producing vegetables and blooming hardy cool-weather flowers year-round! We’ve compiled a list of the best frost-resistant fruits, vegetables, and blooms to help you decide what plants to bring to your space this winter.
Vegetables and Fruit
Some vegetables just don’t thrive in warm weather, and many fruits won’t ripen until winter sets in! Check out these common fruits and vegetables that you can grow in your winter garden to put food on your table:
Brassica Family Vegetables
Brassica is the scientific name for the family of vegetables related to cabbage. Nearly all of these closely related greens wilt in the summer heat but thrive in the cool, damp weather of winter. If you’d like to keep vegetables on your table this winter, try planting cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, or bok choy.
While summer is great for warm-weather fruits and berries, winter is the only time you’ll find fruits like kiwi, pear, pomegranate, and certain strains of apples ready to eat. Winter is also prime-time for citrus fruits such as kumquat, lemon, orange, grapefruit, and tangerines!
You may think that once winter hits you’ll run out of bright blooms and beautiful flowers for your garden beds, but that’s not the case. Here are some hardy flowers that thrive even when the ground frosts, and trees and shrubs that look best when winter weather rolls around!
Looking for beautiful blooms to keep your beds bright through winter? Camellias, winter jasmine, hellebore, snowdrops, English primrose, pansy, and sweet alyssum are great picks to keep your space colorful when the weather turns cold.
Perennials, Trees, and Shrubs
Many trees and shrubs look their best when winter weather hits. Nandina, holly, witch hazel, and star magnolia all bloom in late winter. If you’re looking for trees to bring a color-pop to your garden, try Japanese maple, red and yellow stemmed dogwood, or manzanita for bright leaves, bark, and stems.
Winter is the best time to grow hardy blooms, holiday shrubs, citrus, and cool-weather greens, so get your garden refreshed with some of the plants on this list to keep your green space going through the winter and into spring! Just don’t forget to fertilize your spent soil with Geoflora Nutrients and lay down a layer of mulch to keep the roots of your winter plants happy.