Monday, January 14, 2013

Cyclamen add bright color to a winter garden



During the dreary days of winter, I love to see some pop of color in my garden. Cyclamen is a wonderful winter annual that provides color with beautiful blooms and heart shaped leaves.



They look spectacular sprinkled throughout the garden or planted in groups. My intention when planting them is to make the planting look organic as possible. As if they decided to spring up all on their own.


With so many different variety of colors available, it is hard to buy just one. Their beauty and cold hardiness in TX winters makes them one of my favorite winter annuals.

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  1. I like cyclamen, too. In fact, that's all that's blooming here right now. Not as many or as pretty, as yours.
    Maybe I should plant more.

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    1. Linda, for me, purchasing cyclamen are like eating chips.... I can't stop at just one:) Thanks for dropping by.

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  2. I adore cyclamen. I have it planted all out front and in the back. I went with red this year. Love it- always been a fan. It did well when I lived in Houston as well and such vibrant colors!!

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    1. Kacky, I love the red and white combo. It would look great for Valentine's Day. I've also seen a salmon color that is pretty fab. They really brighten up the garden.

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  3. Your garden is so pretty even in winter!! The cyclamen are beautiful and they do look like they came up on their own. What is the name of the blue flowers. They are beautiful too. I look forward to seeing more of your garden and I will continue to follow your blog!!

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    1. Thank you Christy. The little blue flower in the front of the picture is Lobelia. It is a low growing mounding plant. Great for containers. Thanks for dropping by. I'm so glad I found your blog so I can follow along.

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  4. How pretty! You know I am so perennial and evergreen focused right now...I need to stop and smell the annuals! Thx Steph :)

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    1. Heather, I probably should plant more evergreens. It would be nice to have something growing that is green year round.

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  5. Where is your geographical location?............what are the highs and lows in winter, and what type of soil is best. I am in love with my potted cyclamens at the sill.......inside....but they do best the colder it is.........a friend of mine keeps them in pots on her patio........but this blog encourages me that I might be able to successfully plant and keep them. Curious about your weather, your location, and your soil. Thanks.

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