Monday, March 04, 2013

Winter Aconite: You Can Grow That!


Winter Aconite (Eranthis) is a small bulb in bloom now in area gardens. It is in the buttercup family and the little yellow flowers are a delight to see on cold, windy late winter days.

They tolerate frost and ice well – looking good even in the worst conditions.

Plant them under deciduous trees and in woodland settings. They are ephemeral so will disappear as other early spring plants are filling in.

You can buy bulbs to plant in the fall. If you want to propagate them, wait until the foliage starts to die back, then dig up the tubers, divide and re-plant them.

Garden Bloggers You Can Grow That! Day was started by C. L. Fornari of Whole Life Gardening because she believes “Gardening is one of the most life-affirming things we can do.…We need to thoroughly saturate people with the belief that plants and gardening are worth doing because of the benefits gained.” Garden bloggers who agree post about something worth growing on the fourth day of every month. Read this month’s You Can Grow That! posts or stop by the You Can Grow That! Facebook page to read all of the posts.

2 comments:

Daniel Kwok said...

Thumbs up guys your doing a really good job.
gardeners victoria

Laila/SowandSo said...

Ahh these seem perfect for the climate we live in. We still have snow and not a lot of color in the garden. Will put this on my list!!