Plants always bring positive energy in a home, and we want to keep this energy going all year round. However, plants are not known for their sturdy nature as they have their seasons. In this article, we’ve found the plants that can last every season. Have a look at these ten resilient plants to brighten your home throughout the year.
Let’s start with one of the giants in the superfoods section, kale. The health benefits of kale have won over the hearts of health-minded. The following benefits include:
● Strong antioxidant
● Excellent source of Beta-Carotene, minerals, and Vitamin C and K
● High in Lutein and Zeaxanthin
● Helps lower cholesterol
● Helps in weight loss
● Lowers cancer risk
Kale also can survive for two years. This type of plant is called biennial. It does not only make you look good, but it also makes your garden look good. Cold weather does not bother it as well. So, it would be a great addition to your garden.
Another popular vegetable that could survive through the winter with proper care is the eggplant or as some may know it, the aubergine. This plant of the nightshade family is a perennial plant, meaning they continue growing throughout the years, but may become dormant during winter.
To get the best eggplants for your table, farmers usually treat it as an annual plant. Farmers replant it every year instead of maintaining the old plant. Production might cost less to mulch an entire garden, rather than to check for weeds one by one.
Also, it is curious to note that eggplants are actually fruits. They are berries to be exact. Consider this fun fact while you show your eggplant garden to your guests.
Another healthy vegetable, which is a root crop, is horseradish. It is good to have during winter because that is when you harvest them. It also helps to have it around when you have colds. You can even eat its leaves, but be careful. In large amounts, the enzyme, glucosinolate, which you can find in the horseradish plant can be toxic.
Horseradish also serves as a natural fungicide. So, it will be a great addition to your garden. It is also a perennial herb.
4. Marigold Signet
The Marigold Signet is one of the prettier plants that you’d want in your garden, especially to boost some color into it. Another name for it is the “Tangerine Gem,” which you will see in the colors of the flowers. You can also eat it as its petals are edible.
However, these beautiful plants are annual. You will need to replant them again. The best time to do so is after the hardest frost. The plant also attracts a lot of beautiful insects, like ladybugs and butterflies.
5. Habanero and Cayenne Peppers
It is hard to think that a chili pepper can survive winter, but with a little extra tender, loving, care, it is possible. In tropical countries, peppers are perennial. For years, they will grow into a plant that can bear fruit. However, in colder climates, peppers are treated as annual crops as they die in winter. So, how does it survive in winter? There is a process called overwintering, which is just basically putting plants in temperatures more favorable to their kind.
With Habanero and even Cayenne peppers, you need to give it a temperature you feel comfortable yourself. Whether you move the plant inside the house or a different area where the temperature is higher than the frost, it would be all good.
With a successful overwinter, Habaneros will continue to give its fruits. Cayenne, however, will be dormant for the winter but will bloom come spring, but they make perfect house plants.
6. Chayote Squash
A new vegetable from the gourd family that can stand its ground is Chayote Squash. It is a perennial plant. It is a beautiful addition to a garden with vertical growth. The big vines that are similar throughout the gourd family can cover fences or structures in your backyard.
You will need to mulch the ground where it grows for it to plant again after the winter. While the plant may be dead, it will come back again if you follow proper methods.
Another plant that will sow on its original place is the cornflower, otherwise known as “Classic Fantastic”. Some people also call it “Bachelor’s Buttons”.
It is an annual plant, but because of its ease in care and self-sowing, this plant comes back for years and years. The plant comes in different shades of blue, pink and white. It would be a colorful addition to your diverse garden. It would look best with other flowers that are equally as colorful but differ in hue.
Another bright flower that will make a great addition is Rudbeckia. It is also called us Prairie Sun because of its yellow color. These plants don’t die fast. It is a biennial plant. They are, however, treated as annual crops in colder climates due to its dormant winter months.
It would be best to plant them during the spring when the frost has passed. Butterflies also visit gardens with Prairie Sun. Flowers can grow up to 5 inches in diameter, attracting all insects and even humans to inspect further.
9. Tall Verbena
The Tall Verbena is a flowering plant that can survive a harsh winter. It is also known as “Brazilian Verbena” or “Vervain”. You can plant them in spring, early summer, or fall. It is a perennial plant that is famous for keeping some vampires away.
The plants self-sow and attract butterflies, as well. They can grow to four feet or even higher in a warmer climate. You can plant them in between plants easily because of its airy nature.
10. Flying Colors Coral Diascia
The Flying Colors Coral Diascia is an annual plant. It is a cousin of the snapdragon, which can withstand temperatures that are subfreezing. You can see the flowers bloom throughout most of the year.
When the temperature during the night rises to a certain level, the plants stop flowering. These plants will continue living on and give a good show for the rest of the year as long as they are properly maintained.
All of these plants require a bit more effort in their care. To have these plants proper plant care is really needed and the knowledge to buy garden tools is really important. These plants may seem to have all your efforts but the benefits they give in terms of food, medicine, and mood outweigh the effort and cost you exhausted to create your beautiful garden.
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