Every one of us prepares ourselves for the winter in our own way possible and so it is the duty of the gardener to prepare their gardens to face the ice.
Winter is considered as the coldest season of the year with minimum temperatures and short days. It comes after autumn and is followed by spring. It is quite imperative to clear the debris and the dried plant bits with the onset of fall, to keep up with the health of your plants to enjoy fresh and lovely blossoms early in the following spring.
We are already into the coldest season of the year. Here are some simple tips about how to manage your greens for the test.
Prepare according to the Temperatures:
It is important to know your average minimal temperature for the season to estimate the conditions well. This is because few countries have a winter temperatures ranging from 15 to -4 degree Celsius, where as few places of the world experience heavy snow fall and frost with freezing temperatures of about -30 degree Celsius.
Prepare your garden to bed this winter by removing the shredded leaves and dead plant bits by placing them in your regular compost pit. Clear the yellow foliages, blackened stems and dried leaves that might become incubators for pathogens. Get rid of any weeds and unwanted plants by burning them away.
Categorize Your Plants:
Greens are naturally categorized into annuals, perennials and biennials depending on their life cycles. Perennials grow for many seasons by losing their top portion in every winter and grow back in the following season from the same root.
Therefore, divide and mark the plants particularly the perennials that include woody shrubs, trees and also herbaceous flowering plants like Agave, Chrysanthemum, Asters, Bay, Bluestar, Orchids, Chives, Cinnamon, Clematis, Dianthus, Daisy, Primrose and Peonies, from other plant types.
Choose some greens including veggies, flowering plants and also trees like Camellia, Carrots, Spinach, Onions, Beets, Cabbage, Broccoli, Lettuce, Snowdrops, Jelena (Witch Hazel), Mahonias, Daphne, Hellebore (Christmas Rose), Jasmine, Red River Lily, Maple trees and evergreen Hollies, which can resist winters and grow them in your gardens.