Winter

Winter… all seems dormant. At times, dead even. A mantle of snow covers the land. Underneath, seeds mature and get ready to burst forth!

A Cyclamen for the entire winter

With its diverse shapes and bright colors, the cyclamen is the highlight of the winter, especially indoors. Here’s how to care for this potted flower during the cold season.
cyclamen

5 keys for a beautiful winter garden

How should you care for your garden in winter? Snezana Gerbault, an agronomist and engineer, packed all her tips in book that was prized in several recent events.
beautiful winter garden

9 outdoor plants that resist cold winter weather

Brrr, winter is just along the corner, bringing along those cold temperatures and foul weather. Not all plants can cope when the outdoors gets colder than freezing. Luckily, there are quite a few cold-resistant plants for the garden.
Plants that resist freezing

Winter flowers for outdoor garden boxes

Tending to flowers in planters comes naturally in spring and summer, they’re perfect for dressing up our decks and balconies. But winter is also a season where flowers and colors abound!
Heather and other winter flowers in a a stone garden box

A green balcony, even in winter

Don’t leave your garden boxes and pots empty during the cold season: many plants will let you landscape your balcony with plants in winter.
A balcony in winter overloaded with green ivy and red and white cyclamen flowers.

White hellebore, pearly white flowers in winter

Though it’s certainly the most famous one, Helleborus niger isn’t the only white hellebore in the world. There are indeed a good twenty species within the Helleborus genus, each of which is again subdivided into many varieties. Of these, there are quite a few hellebore with white flowers.
Single white hellebore

Winterizing indoor plants

Like some mammals, indoor plants also need to hibernate! Here is how to ensure they rest at peace to wake up again from their slumber as beautiful as ever!
Foggy window with tools to winterize indoor plants

Winter pruning of pip fruit trees

Although pruning is definitely a human invention, and trees can go without it to develop naturally, it presents the advantage of renewing the plant’s vigor and increasing its fruit productivity.
winter-pruning-pear-apple-trees

Which vegetables to grow in winter?

There are several different vegetables that are hardy enough to the cold that you can still make the vegetable patch an enchanting place to be. Zoom in on kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, winter lettuce…
Winter vegetables

Provide small animals with shelter

Birds, insects, hedgehogs… These small animals are very useful to help manage gardens in a natural manner. It makes a lot of sense to provide them with housing and shelter before winter sets in.
Housing and shelter for a small garden animal, the hedgehog

Blooming of shrubs one season at a time

To help you choose your shrubs depending on their blooming season, Nature-and-Garden recommends this selection of the most beautiful flowering shrubs for each season.
Shrubs that bloom all year round

Winter garden boxes

Even in the midst of winter, there are many plants that will lend their beauty to balconies, terraces and windowsills, whatever the container.
Winter garden box with blooming flowers under the snow

Winter planting

As long as it doesn’t freeze, it’s possible to work on flowering the garden or the balcony even in winter. Perennial and spring bulbs are on the planting checklist here!
Winter flower for planting, hellebore

Witch-hazel, the tree with golden stars

Witch-hazel: the spooky name betrays its uniqueness. Magical and mysterious, witch-hazel is covered in winter with strange gold yellow flowers and in fall is draped in amazing hues.
Witch hazel bloom

Leaf plants in winter

In winter, growing conditions change, even inside the house: your leaf plants require special care.
Unlike flower plants, leaf plants need more light and don't like going dormant
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