Gardens - Container Gardening

Five lush winter planters that will last until spring

By
Tara Nolan
Photography by
Donna Griffith

With a little special attention, a beautiful arrangement can hold its own through the cold season.


winter-pots-whimsical.jpg

Whimsical
Touches of white in the crown of painted twigs balances the feathery cedar branches Jim used in this planter. He always begins by using a clock method—putting material in at 12, 3, 6 and 9— as a rough guide around the perimeter of a container. Here he started with the cedar, then moved on to other textured greenery and sculptural lotus pods. For a quirky topiary effect, Jim wove a cedar garland around an inverted grapevine cone and wired it to bamboo stakes to hold it in place.

Plant material list:
  • White decorative branches
  • Cedar garland
  • Robusta eucalyptus
  • Oregonia
  • Decorative badam, dyed
  • Silver fir
  • Lotus pods
  • B.C. cedar
  • African greens


* Check out our story, Create an elegant evergreen planter, for step-by-step tips on creating these types of winter containers.

 

Follow Style At Home Online

Facebook Activity

Contests

Latest Contests

more contests