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I’m so starved for spring, sun and color. This afternoon I planeted pansies in entrance flower bed to get it looking a bit more spring:ish. Just a few pansies did the trick!
I try to keep some empty space in my flower beds to use for early spring flowers. They cheer up the space long before tulips, daffodils and perennials have a chance to come up.
We’ve been having rain and storms though most of fall, winter and now in the begging of spring. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it’s been raining almost every day which of course feels a bit depressing. So. Today i defied the weather and planted up a few containers in the front entrance. It’s always a good idea to decorate areas of the garden you see on daily basis. That way you get to enjoy your decorations often.
A trick when mixing different plants in the same group of containers is to stick to 2-3 colors. In this case the deep purple of the Pansy is mirrored by the Heuchera in the back.
Another good trick to keep in mind is to place bright colors at the back of the container. Dark colors blooms tent to disappear into the background if put in the back.
This is a really easy wrath that is perfect for beginners! Just mix 3-5 types of greens with different colors and structures. Poke in a few red decorations and you’re done!
Video tutorial on how to make this simple winter wreath. Enjoy!
The greens came from my garden and from the forest. You can use pretty much any type of evergreens and your wreath will look pretty. For extra interest, mix different colors and textures.
Here’s a simple arrangement that will last all though the winter. The plants I’ve used are cold tolerant and will do fine in a container. For extra interest I added cuttings from evergreens. They will eventually dry out but I’m counting on them looking nice for at least a few months.
We had a first frost this weekend. The cold temperatures knocked out most of my fall containers with plants like Coleus and Begonias. The plants went to the compost and I cleaned up the front porch for late fall.
I usually do arrangements with three to four types of plants per container. But this year I thought I would try just one type of plant per container and instead to group the containers. It turned out really nice and clean!