Around the world, the weather has started to turn more relaxed and there is a chill in the air. Chances are that gardening may not be on your mind during such times. But we know that the gardener in you is persistent and is willing to pull out all the stops to make the grass greener on every side, despite the season. That is why this blog talks about the top 5 gorgeous flowers you can grow during transition months. No matter the weather, plant these flowering plants and enjoy an attractive garden all year long.
Hydrangea Arborescens ‘Annabelle’
An outstanding flower, Hydrangea Arborescens is a well-enjoyed flowering shrub that will add a beautiful splash of white all around your garden. Hydrangea Arborescens are a favourite of many gardeners for many reasons with the prime ones being producing clusters of round flowers and also their excellent resistance to pests & insects. Though they are hardy flowering plant that stays intact all year long, grow them in early summer and watch them bring life to your garden.
Just when various summer displays begin to fade during transition months, Chrysanthemums will usher in a wave of fresh vibrancy to containers and borders. These colourful and long-lasting cut flowers bloom from late summer until November and will survive well up to Christmas. Since they are sturdy perennials, they won’t mind a light frost and will continue to spread a rainbow of rich-velvety colours.
Scientifically known as Plumeria, Frangipani is a staple plant that grows well in the UAE. After all, they are tropical plants and thus, perform best in tropics and subtropical regions. These stunning showstopper flowering plants bloom well from November to May and thus, the ideal time to propagate them is from late spring to early summer. Please note that they are sensitive to frost until fully established so be mindful of the time and season for their propagation. If you have compact and small balconies & gardens, go for Frangipani!
Pansy and Viola
If you are looking for an effortless way to liven up your garden, plant pansies and violas. They both are prolific bloomers that are mostly grown as annuals and work well throughout the cooler months into spring. Since they come in an endless array of striking colours, they look great when planted as borders, in a garden bed or just spilling over nice planters. The best times to enjoy these plants are autumn and winter.
P.S: These flowers taste sweet, spicy and mildly bitter and thus, go well with various food items.
Ilex Verticillata or Winterberry holly is a deciduous shrub that is native to the Eastern U.S. This flowering plant is associated with Christmas and its eye-catching barry-laden stems are used highly for décor purposes. The striking red berries persist throughout the entire winter and into spring. Winterberries blossom in the months of April and July, just after they sprout. Moreover, when provided the proper room for growth and care, winterberries can live up to 100 years.
For a plant lover, blooms and blossoms are never out of the season! Plant these flowering plants during transition months and enjoy a fabulous flower show all year long.