We all have a place we can call home, where you can return to after a long, hectic day. It is where you can find comfort after working stressfully at the office. It is where our mind wanders in moments of despair. Truly, there is no place like home.
While a home is more about the immaterial aspects – the people and memories – the material aspects also matter. An ideal home is not only about the people but also about the aesthetics. In essence, a beautiful home can make your life more beautiful.
One of the most understated aspects of an ideal home is the garden.
A beautiful garden can add to the overall splendor of your home in the most unusual ways. In fact, a garden full of beautiful flowers is to a home what the moon is to the sky. The sky can exist without the moon, but it will essentially be incomplete.
If you have a garden and want to make it beautiful– the least you can do is plant some great flowers. And we are going to help you do just that. Here are ten amazing flowering evergreen plants that can keep your garden beautiful throughout the year.
Rhododendrons can be a perfect addition to your garden. These flowering shrubs can grow in sunny and shady climates. But their ideal growing conditions are moderate rainfall and mild temperature. And since they are easily available throughout North America, you can find them in almost any nearby nursery.
Rhododendrons can come in several colors: white, pink, red, and lavender. They usually bloom in the spring, but some of their varieties also grow in the other seasons. Depending on the variety, you can plant Rhododendrons in the spring or even in the fall.
True to their name, gardenias are made for gardens. They not only are beautiful to look at but also have an amazing smell! The flowers grow naturally in the tropical climates of East Asia. But they can likely grow in your garden if you take extra care.
Gardenias prefer a warm climate. However, they should be kept away from too much midday heat. Plant them in the fall and keep watering them regularly. Unlike rhododendrons, gardenias require more attention and care. So you’ll need to ensure that they get sufficient sunlight, water, and air.
There can be many flowers, but few can match the beauty of a camellia in bloom. The large flowers of camellia can be a classic addition to your garden. And if you live in the southern part of the U.S., you can easily find them near your home or in the nearest nursery.
Camellia saplings grow slowly in partial shade and don’t like frosty winters. But as they grow older, these shrubs require more sun. Therefore, you can plant them in the fall, when the sun is not very harsh. You can have blooms anytime between October and April if everything goes right.
Daphne shrubs naturally grow in Asia, Africa, and Europe. But they can also grow in your garden if you are ready to provide the care these evergreens need.
These shrubs are mildly fragrant and have small, long leaves. The variegated variety can be a great fit for your garden. The flowers, which can be white or pink, bloom in the spring in warm climates. Growing them is not very easy, though. And you’ll need to maintain enough moisture to help the plant survive.
Also popular with the name periwinkle, creeping myrtle is another one of the small flowering plants ideal for your garden. It can grow up to the height of 6 inches and requires little maintenance despite not being a typical shrub.
The flowers come in different colors, including white, blue, and lavender, and usually bloom in spring. They can also grow in summer but can’t tolerate frost. The leaves are also small and impressive. The plant can also grow in full shade if they get enough moisture.
Just like their cousins (rhododendrons), azaleas can beautify your garden with their vibrant colors and beautiful leaves. Azalea flowers come in many colors, ranging from white to shades of pink, red, or purple.
Not all azaleas are evergreen. Stewartstonian is an evergreen variety that gives bright red flowers in the spring (mid-April) and red foliage in the autumn (October). Planting azaleas involves providing enough water, shade, and moisture. Too much or too little of these three things can be dangerous for the plant.
Beautiful flowers, lush foliage, and a sweet fragrance describe oleanders in a nutshell. With their cute little flowers and oblong leaves, the oleanders flowering evergreen plants are subtle yet enchanting. They can definitely add to the aesthetics of your garden.
Oleanders are in full bloom in spring but can also bloom throughout the year in warmer climates. The flowers can be white, yellow, pink, red, or shades of these colors. Plant them in direct sunlight, and water them every day to get the best results.
English lavender is also considered a herb due to its semi-woody stem. It is characterized by its blue flowers and aromatic leaves, and can reach a height of 3 feet.
The purple-colored flowers bloom in midsummer under warm climates. As a result, you need to ensure it gets full sunlight and less shade. During the first week, water the plant on alternate days, so it grows and becomes stronger. But also ensure the soil drains properly and not be damp.
In the world of flowering plants, Mountain laurels have a unique appeal thanks to the unique bicolored petals. The plant is native to the U.S., and you can easily find them in your neighborhood if you live in the eastern part of the country.
The colors of the flowers can be white, pink, or red, with unique markings near the center. You must water them once every three or four days for the first month. And you need to ensure a balance of sun and shade. They’ll bloom in May-June.
Tuscan Blue Rosemary
The final flowering evergreen plant on our list is rosemary. This evergreen perennial shrub will live up to your expectations with its blue, fragrant flowers and long, needle-like leaves.
The plant can grow up to 7 feet tall and tolerate temperatures as low as -9 degrees Celsius. You just need to ensure that it receives enough sunlight daily and is not overwatered. When the flowers bloom in winter or early spring, you can enjoy the beautiful sight of the blue flowers among the lush leaves.
A flowery wrap-up
Flowers can add meaning to your garden and make it beautiful with all their different colors. And it gets much better when your garden is full of evergreen flowers. Evergreen flowering plants ensure that you don’t need to reorganize your garden with every changing season.
Each of the flowering evergreen plants mentioned above has a unique set of requirements and conditions. And you need to ensure that these conditions are met without fail. Planting some of these plants might seem challenging, but the reward is much larger than the hard work: a beautiful garden!
Start collecting your favorite shrubs from the list, and tell us about your favorite one. Having covered these outdoor plants, we’ve also talked about the most well-suited indoor plants for your home in another blog. Read it here!