Tips from Olle Garden Bed: 7 Plants That Can Be Planted In January

January is the best time of year to start planting some outdoor plants! Participating in this project will not only bring vitality and color to your garden, but also give you something pleasant (and productive!) that you can do while waiting for the spring. The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds.

Planning what to plant and taking care of your new work can be both calming and inspiring. It gives you an excuse to escape from the winter indoors. So don't delay! Start planting the plants that best suit your lifestyle now, so they can be ready when the weather warms.

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Planting fruit trees in January can ensure that they have enough time to set up before the summer is fully launched

Crab apple

If you want to rebuild your garden in January, please consider planting a crab apple tree! It will not only add color and vitality to your outdoor space, but also attract birds and other wild animals. The leaves provide food for the caterpillars, while the flowers certainly bring buzzing bees and other insects. Larger animals such as foxes, blackbirds, voles and badgers can benefit from the fruits of this tree.

This hardy species can tolerate most soil types and dryness (provided you plant it in the sun or partially in the shade). It is usually the best time to plant from late December to early March. As long as the weather matches and the soil is feasible, planting this beautiful woman in January is the only way!

Wild cherry

This beautiful native tree will bring you rich bright red fruits, and will be the envy of your neighbors.

Wild cherry trees thrive in sufficient sunlight and fertile soil, and will not be waterlogged. Planting in sheltered areas will also help protect the huge spring flowers from strong winds, which can quickly destroy them.

Although January seems not the ideal planting time, it has some advantages to finish it at this time of year. This includes fewer pests and diseases, less weed competition, and more time to establish roots before the possibly hotter summer.

Black thorn

The cold resistance of this local fruit tree means that it can cope with the exposed places well, making it a good windbreak forest. It can not only provide you with a safe haven, but also reward you with rich blue and black berries.

Plant the black thorn tree in a place with sufficient sunlight, moist soil and good drainage. With proper care, your trees will provide delicious food for birds year after year.


For the low maintenance method, please add some evergreen shrubs in your yard. There are many varieties to choose from, and adding flowering shrubs in your yard will increase the color and texture.


Witch hazel, with its bright yellow or fire orange small tassel shaped flowers, will send out cheerful splash in other monotonous winter. In addition, its fragrance will add a pleasant fragrance to your outdoor space.

Hamamelis is relatively easy to grow, and can tolerate sufficient sunlight and partial shadows. However, avoid planting it in frozen or waterlogged soil, as this may seriously damage the plant. Make sure the soil is well drained before planting, so that your witch hazel has a good start.

You may also want to cover shrubs annually to keep moisture and protect the roots from low temperatures.

Sweet winter

This deciduous shrub has dark green lanceolate leaves and fragrant yellow green and dark red purple flowers throughout the winter. Planting winter sweet in January will provide you with an attractive supplement to any outdoor space. It adds texture, interest and color levels to your landscape. It can reach a wall height of 8 feet or more, so it looks great as a frame or base plant.

For best success, make sure the soil is wet but well drained. In addition, plant in sufficient sunlight. With minimal maintenance, it can become a lasting element of your home landscape, and usually won't get sick.


January is the best time to consider the spring flower display. So if you want to light up your garden with some colorful flowers, this month is the month to do so!


If you are lucky to live in District 9b, January is the best time to plant hyacinths. Planting these bulbs is easy. Just plant them in well drained soil rich in organic matter.

If you want your outdoor plants to be in the best condition, please cover them after planting. You will get big flower heads, from white, blue and pink to deep red, purple and even yellow! When the early spring flowers appear, enjoy the wonderful fragrance and color around the garden.


It's great to plant roses in winter, because they have enough time to settle down and stand firm. In addition, you can plant container grown roses all year round.

If you are planting bare root roses, make sure the soil is not frozen so that you can dig deep to prepare for planting. In addition, consider adding some organic matter to the soil to obtain good measures.


Since winter feels long and boring, why not beautify your garden? This is the best time of year to start planting and sowing before the weather warms up. This project will not only bring vitality and color to your backyard shelter, but also serve as a peaceful activity and be fruitful at the same time.