The mild winters that a Texas landscape will experience makes the state perfect for year-round gardening. When it comes to deciding on flowers to add to your landscape, there are plenty of options to choose from. Which you pick will depend on the look you want for your yard, as well as the amount of upkeep they require.
Here are a few flowers to consider incorporating in your Texas landscape design.
Johnny Jump-Ups — also called violas and a relative to pansies — are a lovely addition to any garden. They bring a peppering of colors from blue to yellow to rich purple. They thrive in cooler months, though they still require a good amount of sunlight. They need well-drained soil to live happily and they can grow to be about a foot tall.
Winter Honeysuckle remains dormant for much of the year, but in the wintertime, they bloom. In other seasons, they appear as a simple bush, but in cooler months they display their true beauty and emit a pleasant smell to enrich your landscape experience. Planting winter honeysuckle closer to your home gives you the opportunity to smell their aroma on a regular basis. They bloom into dainty white flowers, giving your yard an airy feel.
Petunias are a classic, and many people consider them a staple in their backyard Texas landscape. This could be because they come in a variety of colors — white, yellow, red, purple, and more. You can always find petunias that compliment the aesthetic of any landscape design. Petunias don’t love high-temperature weather, so they will add a pop of color in the wintertime.
If you’ve been on the hunt for unique Texas landscape ideas, snapdragons bring a special flair to any garden. They’re another flower that has a wide variety of colors to choose from — from baby pinks and butter yellows to deep reds. They don’t require an abundance of care and typically reseed themselves. Snapdragons come in a range of heights, but could grow to be 30 inches tall!
Cyclamen is another winter flower option to consider. They grow lush, spinach-looking leaves at their base and petals at the top that almost resemble tulips. These are a good option if you don’t have a lot of sunlight in your yard, as they are perfectly happy in the shade. They usually bloom nearly every day in the wintertime.
According to Yourgreenpal.com, about 25% of U.S. households garden. Don’t let cooler weather prevent you from adding beauty to your landscape — consider these flower options!