Creating a container garden in winter is rather different from the rest of the year in that there are far fewer plants that you can grow at this season. This means that you have to rely on evergreen branches and items of decor to fill the planters. Here are ten examples which are described in an article from the Garden Lovers Club.
Winter is here, and that usually means that those of us with a green thumb are stuck trying to find ways to stay busy while the ground is frozen.
Never fear! Container gardening and creating beautiful, colorful displays don’t have to take a backseat when it’s cold out. We’ve assembled some really fantastic winter-themed displays that are easy to assemble in your existing planters and pots.
1. Fruit and Evergreen Bough Display
Source: Flower Chick
This lovely silver planter is bedecked with faux apples, burgundy pine cones, and a wealth of evergreen boughs. This display was created by adding winter-themed items to an existing display. If you’re using natural boughs, be sure to purchase and spray your branches with a product like Wilt-Pruf, which will keep your boughs looking nice and fresh throughout the season!
2. Wire Wall Planter
Source: Midwest Living
This humble, yet beautiful display was created by adding moss and florist’s foam to an existing wire wall container. Fraser fir boughs, dyed eucalyptus, purple caspia, and winterberry holly come together to make a densely packed and festive decoration for a small wall near the doorway.
3. Poinsettia Evergreen Arrangement
Source: My Garden Insider
This planter gets added height by adding a second plant on top of the previously potted one. The soil line is covered by the drooping evergreen boughs a by the large, colorful red and white poinsettia blooms. The plan planter is dressed up with sturdy fabric and gold ribbon. Wonderfully festive!
See more at Garden Lovers Club
Feature photo: My Garden Insider