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December 28, 2020 4 min read

While fall tells us that it's time to start preparing our gardens for the cold temperatures of winter, there are still plenty of beautiful blooms that can withstand the season ahead. A splendid winter garden is always possible without having to travel, whether you are dreaming of vivid violet blooms or dark green kale.

In the winter, plants tend to die because ice crystals grow within the cells of the plants. While plants make a strong effort by concentrating solutes such as sucralose to shield them from freezing to depress the freezing point within their cells, this is only successful at about 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

But there is a solution... grow flowers that thrive in the cold, especially for the winter, or if it is not possible for you, then use sola wood flowers to fulfill your thirst for decorative flowers in winters. 

Wood flowers are not really technical, but their natural appearance and bold colors may confuse you to distinguish between real and sola blooms. They can make envy-inducing additions that you can proudly display over the holidays and beyond to your favorite winter flower arrangements. 

Here is a list of winter flowers that you can grow in your garden or use for indoor winter floral arrangements to give your place a seasonal look:

  • Christmas Rose:

The Christmas Rose, also known as hellebore, is, of course, a beautiful flower to celebrate the chilled winter season. For borders and patios where they will have covered, shady homes to thrive best and give a warm welcome to visitors, these flowers are best served.

  • Hellebores:

Hellebores, aka 'Lenten Rose,' is part of Ranunculaceae's family, which blooms during late winter and early spring. There are five elegant petals on each flower head, which surround a cluster of yellow nectaries. You can use sola wood Hellebore Stems to enjoy this beautiful flower in your home without worrying about the health of your pets and kids, as most real varieties are poisonous.

  • Hydrangea:

Five common hydrangea varieties are available in winters: Mophead, Lace-cap, Oakleaf, Pee Gee, and Annabelle.

Mopheads and lace-caps are best known for their tendency, depending on the soil's pH, to change color. Between late winter and early spring, they flower normally. By late summer, the change of flower color that happens on many hydrangeas takes place. Fake hydrangeas are available in faded green and rich reds and are a perfect way to bring some winter warmth into your home.

  • Ranunculus:

Floral designers are obsessed with this beloved bloom, but they are less popular in home gardens. These beautiful flowers, however, make a vibrant addition to your blooms in the backyard. The whimsical assortment of Ranunculus Asiaticus bulbs is simply stunning, which will surely bring a smile to your face.

  • Holly:

Holly is the perfect plant for winter to spread holiday cheer. Thankfully, with the reward of white flowers in the spring, this plant is ultra-hardy and can survive extreme winter temperatures. Suppose you are trying to get the classic red-and-green look. In that case, you will need to make sure that you are planting a female variety, or a mixture of male and female plants, as the only ones that grow berries are the female holly bushes. Otherwise, the sola version of holly blooms can fulfill your desire to having a red-and-green look.

  • Japanese Camellias:

Slightly harder than its fall equivalent, these dreamy blooms are perfect for gardeners looking through the winter and into spring to maintain a vibrant garden. With color variations ranging from pure white to racing red, the blooms can vary from 5 inches wide. 

  • Alstroemeria:

More commonly known as the Peruvian Lily, these flowers are a deep red, great Christmas flower arrangement. Alstromeria appears to flare up skin allergies, but fortunately, without health problems, the sola wood variety offers the elegance of the actual flower.

  • Camellia:

The flowers of Camellia are part of the Theaceae family. With ornate clustered flowers, they are evergreen shrubs. In acidic soil, they grow. Sola wood Camellias are as stunning as the real thing; for a beautiful winter-inspired color combination, you can combine their cream variety with a deep red bloom. 

  • Lilies of Kaffir:

For a winter garden, Kaffir Lilies, also known as Flame Lillies, is a pleasant alternative. They have a tropical feeling but do not need a tropical environment to thrive. In temperate climates, the South African plant does best and will begin to grow flowers in late winter. It's better to buy mature Kaffir Lily plants if you're looking for instant gratification. Otherwise, you may have to wait a few years for the initial bloom.

  • Ornamental Cabbage and Kale:

Two of the hardiest plants around are kale and cabbage, with some being able to endure negative temperatures. Choosing an ornamental variety will add some lovely color and texture to your garden. Still, you will want to pick a different variety if you want a vegetable to use for salads and stews. 

  • The Berries: 

Berries are not technically flowers, but they are synonymous with winter. Although they are not normally hard to develop, they can be poisonous, so they should be kept away from children and pets. Berries often appear to stain carpets, which, fortunately, you can prevent with sola wood berries. 

  • Winter Pansies:

This perennial-favorite is sure to make your winter garden or window boxes a glorious addition. These babies grow best in full sun to full shade and come in a wide variety of colors-sunshine yellow to dramatic violet. Winter pansies are ideally perfect for welcoming your holiday guests as early as December! 

  • Aconite for winter: 

These bright flowers seem to have so much joy and hope, and they are going to make a lovely addition to your winter garden to enjoy on the grayest of days. Although you'll have to wait until February to enjoy this electric yellow flower, the promise of spring in the air will pop up at Winter Aconites.

  • Hosta:

It's not easy to be green, except that Hosta is you. They survive through cold temperatures and, despite them, continue to grow bigger and better every year. This plant comes in a wide range of shapes, colors, and sizes and can help create a lush, green garden during the coldest months.

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