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december 2019

How to make Simple and Pretty Winter Evergreen Containers

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I’m so happy to show you these winter containers that I made using things from my garden and the forest. They turned out so pretty and cost me $0!

3 DIY Winter Terrariums with Regular Table Salt – Video Tutorial

The is a project that I’m excited to share. I made 3 really simple yet pretty winter terrariums using table salt! It’s always fun to create decorations using everyday things that most of us have laying around in the house.

The video shows all 3 terrariums. Have a look and let me know what you think!

How to Dry Orange Slices for Christmas Decorations

This is probably the easiest DIY Christmas decoration you can make.

  1. Slice oranges into thin slices
  2. Place in oven for around 3 hours at 200ºF / 100ºC.
  3. Done! It’s that simple.

1. Orange Slices as Ornaments in the Christmas Tree

Poke a hole in a slice and use twine to hang it in the tree.

Our Christmas tree with golds and reds

2. Orange Slices in Christmas Arrangements

Combine with candles, greens and other fruit.

Christmas arrangement with moss, faux berries and dried orange slices
Oranges, Pomegranates, Figs, Cinnamon sticks on a bed of pine branches
Figs look lovely in Christmas arrangements. Cinnamon sticks smell wonderful!

Orange slices can also be tucked
into wreaths or used for bird feeding.

Amaryllis ‘White Star’ in Glass Vase

I planted a giant Amaryllis ”White Star” in a glass vase three weeks ago. At that point it didn’t look like much. Three weeks went quickly and it has begun to bloom.

It is the most beautiful decoration in the house. I get a smile on my face every time I come into this room 😍

Amaryllis ’White Star’

The wonderful thing about the giant bulbs is that they get three bloom stocks. When the first is done blooming the third is just starting.

Galvanized Buckets for Christmas

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I found these cute galvanized Christmas buckets at the garden center last weekend. The had some nice details, pretty wooden handles and weren’t too expensive so I got a two.

I figured they’d look pretty for Christmas and can be used afterwards as well. I’ll just rotate them to hide the Christmas text, then plant them up with annuals for spring. Spring colors usually look pretty and fresh in silverish containers.

Hellebore ’Christmas Carol’ top dressed with white moss
Top row: Hellebore ’Christmas Carol’, Lawson’s cypress ’Ellwoodii’, Flaky Juniper ’Blue Carpet’
Bottom row: Heather ’Garden Girls’ , White Hyacinths

4 Shrubs that Look Amazing in Winter

December begun with temperatures down to 20 °F / -7°C 🥶☀️❄️ Even though it was cold it felt wonderful to be outside thanks to the sunlight. After 6 weeks of overcast and rain we finally got some sun!

The garden looked beautiful with all the frost and the sunlight. Here are four shrubs that look extra beautiful in winter.

#1 Hydrangea ’Limelight’

#2 Boxwood

Boxwoods are simply amazing! They keep a dense, deep green structure no matter season. They also take well to pruning making the perfect for hedges and topiaries.

#3 Rhododendron

Rhododendron begins to bud up in late summer. They keep their buds though winter and bloom in spring. They keep their dark green foliage all year round.

#4 Bamboo