Containers for Winter

Just because later fall and early winter have arrived, don't put your garden containers away for the year! If they are weather safe, use the gifts of your garden to create beautiful, long lasting outdoor arrangements for you front door, patio or window box. Of course, any of the evergreens in your gardens can be pruned to make a beautiful arrangement. Yew, arborvitae, juniper, any pines, can all be used to create a beautiful seasonal arrangement. Add some pinecones and you are ready for the season. But, don't stop there, look around your garden. you will find many other seasonal  plants to add to your containers.

Look for holly and cotoneaster for their red berries. Do you have red twig dogwood, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick or curly willow in your garden? They can all add drama to any arrangement!

Finally, look to your winter interest perennials for floral touches to add to your arrangements. Hydrangea blooms when dried are particularly dramatic (spray paint the silver or gold for a little bling!). The seed heads from perennial grasses, clematis and even sedum are all wonderful elements to add structure to your seasonal outdoor arrangements. Look to the gardens for your holiday inspiration!