Tag Archives: Winter Blooms

Camellia sasanqua 'Apple Blossom' blooms from fall into winter and provides late pollen that bees need for wintering over. It also attracts hummingbirds, even with a light dusting of snow!

Winter Flowers in the Pacific Northwest

Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'

Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’

Sarcococa rusifolia-tiny but fragrant flowers.

Sarcococa rusifolia-tiny but fragrant flowers.

This Helleborus orientalis is just beginning to open.

This Helleborus orientalis is just beginning to open.

 

Helleborus X sternii

Helleborus X sternii

 

 

Mahonia X 'Winter Star'-fragrant!

Mahonia X ‘Winter Star’-fragrant!

 

 

In so many areas of the country, particularly in the North, Winter can be dreary in the garden. Interest is derived from twiggy and grassy texture, colored dogwood twigs, foliage variations, berries and the lovely peeling bark of some trees. Here in the Pacific Northwest we do have plants that bloom in the winter. Our winters are soggy and wet but they are usually mild in temperature.  Many of us tend to ignore our gardens in the Winter. Add a winter- blooming plant on the path  where you travel to your door or outside your windows. Many of these plants attract  winter migrating hummingbirds at a time when they need nectar the most. On warmer days the hibernating bees will wake up to gather pollen. But don’t be fooled with the birds and the bees. We have a way to go until Spring.

Camellia sasanqua ‘Chasonette’

Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn'-Fragrant!

Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’-Fragrant!