My Top 5 Winter Flowering Plants – Plus Lots More

My Top 5 Winter Flowering Plants – Plus Lots More

My Top 5 Winter Flowering Plants – Plus Lots More – In this video I go over some of my favorite plants with a tendency to bloom in the winter months. I started with 5 in mind, but I added lots more in the video.

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50 Comments

  1. Anna Davis on August 5, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Perfect! Thank you! I am working on my shade garden! Zone 7b Zebulon NC

  2. Terrie Butler on August 5, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Bought a Soft Caress Mahonia back in August thanks to your awesome videos. Placed it in a container on my porch here in 7b/8a. Beautiful evergreen, tough shrub. Absolutely LOVE it. Nice to maintain greenery on my porch this time of year. Thanks for all your brilliant suggestions Jim. Your the best! HAPPY NEW YEAR 💥💥💥

  3. Karen Schwartz on August 5, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Thank you Jim. Merry Christmas.

  4. Phyllis Marie on August 5, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Merry Christmas 🎄 Jim! All the best for 2021.

  5. Laura Daniel on August 5, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    For the online mail order, was it PineKnot?

  6. RAFV07 on August 5, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Thank you Jim for another awesome vid. Looking forward to part ll

  7. Sandra Mulchahey on August 5, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Thank you, just the information I needed.

  8. Jacob R on August 5, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Merry Christmas!

  9. Lenasgarden on August 5, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Sarcococca, a January favorite. Merry Christmas, Jim. Your channel is a life saver for me.

  10. Terrie Butler on August 5, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Oh my Gosh, you just sold me on Pieris Japonica. You’re the best HortTube man EVER 😁

  11. Judy Middleswart on August 5, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    MERRY CHRISTMAS JIM AND HAPPYNEW YEAR!! Love your videos the more the merrier for me!! Thanks so much!!😀🌲❤️

  12. mike nealon on August 5, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    wow
    this post is truly a
    christmas gift
    well done!
    i secretly had my fingers x’d
    edgewortia’d be a feature vs a mention, but, amazing stuff you got there!
    ps….new mahonia varieties,
    somewhat slow to get up and running?? slow being ok with me.
    happy holidays to all

  13. Hobbit Lady on August 5, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    I also have a love for hellebores! The leaves are just so dang sturdy and deep green, and then you add in the blooms when nothing else is (in Ohio for me) they are just perfect. I have a large shade garden to fill with them once mine start reproducing more (I hope). I also love my pieris japonicas so much and I have added two so far around the edge of my woods. One was only $5 on clearance and it has made a remarkable comeback. So fun to watch them. Can’t wait for the February blooms 🙂

  14. Tam Trinh on August 5, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    3:50 love the fragrant flowers but I didn’t smell it at nursery.

  15. Laura Daniel on August 5, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Merry Christmas Jim to you and your family.

  16. Lynn Moore on August 5, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to you and yours.

  17. Christina Sanders on August 5, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Merry Christmas Jim! Thanks for all the helpful information this year. Can’t wait for more. My helebore are starting to set their buds. I only have three. Would love to have lots more. My camellia was beautiful until a really cold night got all of its blooms.

  18. Andrea Cannon on August 5, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Where did you say you can order hellebores?

  19. Lynda Evans on August 5, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    I LOVE camellias–are there any varieties that I can grow in Santa Anna, TX? Thanks for the suggestions!

  20. Shawn Fox on August 5, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Loquat tree is another really nice winter flowering plant for zones 8-10. You can smell a mature loquat tree blooming from a block away and the large evergreen leaves make it a nice ornamental tree even though they rarely produce fruit in zone 8 where I am.

  21. John Morris on August 5, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    So happy you are back. You have been missed! Merry Christmas

  22. R Darrett on August 5, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Happy holidays! Thanks for being my go to guy for factual, horticultural knowledge on all plants. You make me want to know more about plants rather than just planting them.

  23. Lori Lawton on August 5, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Another great video! Merry Christmas🎄

  24. Eleanor Capulong on August 5, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    You always talk about osmanthus… I ventured into a nursery that happened to be neighboring an auto body shop I was waiting on. It was 10 o’clock in the morning and there was this fragrance just filling the air so I tracked it as it got stronger- none other than osmanthus! Such a lovely fragrance!

  25. Good Thoughts on August 5, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Thanks for the nice video, Jim. I also really like camelias and have several planted. An ongoing issue I’ve had is that the petals turn brown quickly. Have you found any way to prevent that from happening? Thank you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  26. Jt Rose on August 5, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Yay shorts! Yay winter flowering plants!

  27. Brett Bohnn on August 5, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks for the tip on Pine Knot. I’m sure you’ve made the drive to Big Bloomers in Sanford NC. They seem to have a nice hellebore collection and they’re generally affordable.

  28. Liz on August 5, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    When you live in upstate new york 😭😭😭

  29. passepartoot on August 5, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    I’m a recent Zone 4 (MN) refugee now in zone 8. I enjoy the spring (to me) color, but I’m not accustomed to seeing it this time of year. I was walking the dog yesterday and passed a both a forsythia and autumnalis cherry in flower. Behind them were some tall trees still holding onto their fall leaves. 

    Autumn and spring are slow-motion, long-lasting seasons in the South. Two weeks of NearWinter. And that’s just fine with me.

  30. Sherin Vegas on August 5, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Merry Christmas Jim I really enjoyed all the beauty you brought to my world this year. Thank you and Happy New Year!

  31. Susan Bunts Wachtel on August 5, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Thank you Jim…wishing you and your family and Happy New Year. I was wondering what plant can we plant near our home. We have a brick house and the backyard faces west. Our home and the whole development is pretty new. Would our flowerbeds that we put in benefit by putting earthworms in the soil? Thank you!

  32. Julie H on August 5, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Thanks, Jim! Great video! Merry Christmas!

  33. Charles Bale on August 5, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Great info, thank you for sharing.

  34. Jim C on August 5, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Ceratostigma plumbaginoides is a ground cover that doesn’t bloom in the winter, but its leaves turn bright red in the winter. It’s much tougher than it looks. In the winter it provides a bright red carpet that really brightens up the landscape.

  35. Dave Klemm on August 5, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Great video and topic. I love any kind of winter color — heck, even winter green. One you didn’t mention is Sarcococca. Right now, my Sarcococca orientalis is blooming up here in Virginia. Seems a bit early for my zone 7a, but I’ll take it. Great Genus. My deer don’t bother it either.

  36. HortTube with Jim Putnam on August 5, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. Thanks for following along this crazy 2020!!

  37. Anne Beck on August 5, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Belated merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! Can you try to help me understand how 7b/8 in NC is different than 7b/8 in the pacific northwest in regard to winter flowering plants. I figured you of all people would have some idea if it is the day length or day heat or just what. My Encore Azalea just isn’t blooming and I don’t know what I am doing wrong…there just must be a some difference, since it is the same zone.

  38. Xiomara Martinez on August 5, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Wishing you and family the best today and always!!
    May God bless you each and every day

  39. missdeeva2266 on August 5, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Merry Christmas!

  40. Katie Kane on August 5, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Got an arctic blast last night here in N. Georgia with rain to ice to snow. Down to 19° overnight, sun today though. Wish Alaska had NOT sent this down here. I grew up in the north & def DON’T miss it!
    Merry Christmas Jim, looking forward to much more plantings in the new year!

  41. Just cuộc sống Singapore on August 5, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Hi 👋

  42. I KILL PRETTY THINGZ on August 5, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    I’m supposed to give my coin bag a break but..

  43. Marucu Nucu Agadisan on August 5, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    first flower to blom in my garden in February its primrose, crocus and some dwarf tulip

  44. Pam Kubik on August 5, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Talk to fast for me !

  45. tricia of carrolltoon on August 5, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Merry Christmas and a happy gardening new year.

  46. John Kohanski on August 5, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Merry Christmas!! Thanks for the tip on where to get hellebores!!

  47. Emily Knetzer on August 5, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    My pieris have struggled and the mahonia seeds I planted I’m still waiting on, but those hellebores are growing just fine. Thankfully I have a local shop that sells them at a bargain price. I just have to protect them from those pesky deer 😒 this last snow they came through and mowed down my oak leaf hydrangea. I’m fed up! But still grateful for the lovely winter flowering plants, even in zone 6 🙏

  48. Caleb Smith on August 5, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    More favorites please!

  49. Catherine Ivy on August 5, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Glad ur in my area, SC. Thank u for sharing

  50. Michele Teodoro on August 5, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Hey there Jim! You are a true gardener with a sure love for all things plants, shrubs and trees….thanks for acknowledging those of us who live in a zone where everything is asleep for the winter.😔 Just love all the pretty flowers you get to enjoy! Thank you for sharing!🌺

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