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Spring Containers in Deep Purple, Yellow and White

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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.

The plants – some new and some that I already had in containers.
Heuchera ’Obsidian’, Hellborus, Hyacinths, Narcissus ’Tete a Tete’, Carex oshimensis ”Evergold” (looking a bit tired since I forgot to water it) and pansies.

An explosion of color! Just what I needed!
Pansies in the foreground, Heuchera ’Obsidian’ and Hyacinths in the back.

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.

Hellebore, Narcissus ’Tete a Tete’ and white pansies in the back. Hyacinth in the foreground.
Hyacinths underplanted with Pansies

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.

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

Decorating the Porch for Christmas

My front porch got a Christmas makeover this weekend. I just gathered the wreaths and winter containers that i’ve made last week and put string lights on. We’re lucky to live close to many big forests so getting greens and using them for these types of projects is easy 🌲💡🌿

All the greens except for this garland are real. The garland is faux, I just don’t have the patient to make one that’s real.
My Christmas wreath. Video tutorial coming up as soon as I have the time to edit it.
A few string lights make everything look so pretty. Especially when the days are short.
Container arrangement with a mix of perennials and greens.
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Hellebore ’Niger’
My winter wreath
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Perennial Combo with Winter Interest – Hellebore ‘Viv. Victoria’ & Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’

Helleborus ‘Viv. Victoria’ & Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’

This sure is a pretty combo! When the rest of the garden is starting to get dull these two perennials still look stunning.

Here are some details and stats on size, hardiness zone and exposure for the Helleborus ‘Viv. Victoria’ and Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’

Helleborus ‘Viv. Victoria’ blooms from September to April!
Hellebore ‘Viv. Victoria’ & Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ in the front
Blue-Eyed Mary
, Heauchera ”Obsidian’ and Hakonechloe in the next bed
Boxwood hedge, Bamboo (Fargesia murieliae Jumbo) and Tetarian Dogwood in the back

The red colors are repeated making the garden look cohesive. Repeating colors is especially important for a small garden to avoid them looking cluttered.

Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’

The view against our neighbour’s fence. I’m not that happy with the mix of black, grey and wood. The colors reminds me of a shipping container. I have big plans for the fence next spring! 🎨🖤🌿

Container Arrangement that will last though the Winter – Video Tutorial

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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.

🌲PLANTS
Helleborus ’Niger’
Skimmia Japonica ’White Drarf’
🌿 CUTTINGS
Spruce from the forrest
Arborvitae ’Emerald Green’ from my garden
Tetarian Dogwood from my garden
Helleborus ’Niger’
The pumpkins from Halloween are still hanging in there

Late Fall Porch Decor in Deep Red Colors

My porch all set for late fall!

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!

Mums are such wonderful late fall plants!
Heuchera, I don’t remember the variety
Creeping Wire Vine
Helleborus Orientalis ‘Viv. Victoria’

Planting Helleborus Orientalis Viv. Victoria

Helleborus Orientalis ’Viv. Victoria’, Heucherella ’Sweet tea’, Japanese Maple ’Orange Dream,’ Boxwood

I’ve been looking for a plant to match my newly planted Heucherellas. To get some inspiration I made a visit to the garden. I didn’t have to look long before I found the Helleborus Orientalis ’Viv. Victoria’. What a beautiful perennial! It matched the Heucherella perfectly with the purple and orange/yellow colors.

The Helleborus and the Heucherella are both evergreen. They will keep their foliage all year-round. They will bring winter interest to the garden when all other plants are sleeping.

Helleborus Orientalis ’Viv. Victoria’

Helleborus Orientalis ’Viv. Victoria’ is a perennial. It grows 10-15 inches (25-40 cm) tall and preferens half shade.

The amazing thing with Hellaborus is that they bloom in the winter for 3-4 months!

This variety will bloom sometime between September and April. It will keep blooming for 3-4 months!

The purple flowers look pretty next to the deep purple Heuchera ’Obsidian’ as well