If you like picking small bouquets for the house, you don’t have to give up this practice just because it’s the middle of winter. In many parts of the country you can have flowers in bloom in every month of the year. Here are just some of the plants that are flowering in my garden at Poison Ivy Acres.
Helleborus niger ‘Jacob’ (zones 4-9) have been flowering since early December in my gardens. These are in the “Gold Collection” and there are some in that group with pink flowers as well.
These bright yellow witch hazel against a blue winter sky lift our spirits even when snow is on the ground. This one is Hamamelis × intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’
Pieris japonica is hardy to zones 5-8 and is often called andromeda. These are the buds, which are colorful all winter. They open into fragrant white flowers in March or April, depending on the temperatures.
Skimmia japonica is hardy in zones 6-9. I especially love the males because they have these lovely pink flower buds all winter. The flowers will open white in the spring.
I used all of these flowers, plus a couple more, in this bouquet last weekend. The bud that resembles a tulip is a pink hellebore.