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« on: December 10, 2013 08:11:39 AM »

I have some great pots on my back patio that look great in the spring and summer, but not so good during the winter. The plants in the smaller two pots die back, as do some of the annuals in the large pot. Here's my winter solution: so easy to do, and best of all, it uses plant materials from the evergreen bushes in my back yard. I did this last year, and the greens lasted until the end of January.

This pot's daisies were completely dead, so everything in here is new. I still added some holly, some artimesia, a variegated leaves from an unknown (to me) bush, and some bright red nandina berries. Much better!


This first pot has a large Rosemary plant which still looks great, but I still added extra greenery around the edges. Much better!


And finally, this little herb pot has lavender in it, but it's very scraggly now. I filled it out a bit as well.


And a nice, but slightly blurry, view of all the pots and my very rainy back yard.
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013 08:38:24 AM »

So lovely and festive!
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013 09:24:49 AM »

Looks wonderful!  I especially like the rosemary pot...now all you need is some white snow... Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013 09:53:36 AM »

Looks wonderful!  I especially like the rosemary pot...now all you need is some white snow... Wink

Yes, I agree. Let me know if you get that white snow.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013 11:54:45 AM »

Pretty!  You need some mild weather to enjoy that space.   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013 12:32:03 PM »

It is so pretty! I love the red berries against the green and blue.
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013 03:55:06 PM »

Green and read are my favorite colors, and those look beautiful! Smiley

Oh, and hey your grass looks like ours  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2013 04:07:53 PM »

Yup, it's so cold the grass is all dormant now. It will look lovely again in the spring.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2013 01:45:46 PM »

So pretty & festive! I love them!
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