Blooms that brighten winter | Westside Seattle

Blooms that brighten winter | Westside Seattle
Blooms that brighten winter | Westside Seattle

Beautiful Camelias bloom early and in profusion bringing a real winter coloration spotlight to your backyard.This is a part of a sequence of columns ready by the employees on the award successful West Seattle Nursery.  The Nursery is open for procuring, providing an array of bushes, shrubs, bedding crops, home crops, backyard provides, and hundreds of decor and present gadgets. They are positioned at 5275 California Ave SW and you will discover them on-line at

Yes, it’s January and spring appears a good distance off. But there’s nonetheless coloration in our gardens. Look for these if you find yourself out for a stroll.

Sasanqua camellias bloom from November via February. This one, referred to as ‘Yuletide,’ begins blooming round Christmas time. The sasanquas are smaller and finer textured than the japonica varieties that bloom in April and May. They additionally take nicely to being skilled as an espalier.

Vanilla Plant 

You aren’t as prone to see these flowers as you might be to note their perfume. The scent of the vanilla plant or candy field (Sarcococca sp.) permeates the air round it from mid-January on. These easy-care evergreen shrubs could make a low hedge. There can also be a floor cowl selection.

Hellebores start to emerge in December. There are many various varieties with completely different bloom instances, some as late as April. These delicate-looking, but hardy, crops typically favor shady backyard beds, however newer varieties are extra tolerant of solar publicity. Flower colours vary from darkish, virtually black, burgundies, to pinks, white, picotee (variegated pink and white), and chartreuse.

Still to come back – the witch hazels. They have spidery yellow, orange, and purple flowers that line their naked branches in mid-winter, and plenty of of them are aromatic. They are late to bloom this yr, however nicely definitely worth the wait.

DaphneAdditionally coming quickly, the daphnes! Shown right here, Daphne odora, famed for its perfume.

If you want coloration proper now, we now have primroses and pansies on the nursery to carry your spirits.

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