Sunday, December 30, 2012

Some Cheery Winter Color!!

Recently I visited the garden of one of my gardening friends. The picture above is one of the fabulous winter decorations she made to put in her garden. This particular one is in the window box attached to her porch. She filled all of the window boxes with greens and berries. I was so inspired that I came home and made some decorations for our garden.
This urn is in one of the front beds. I filled it with pine stems, leyland cypress stems and holly berry stems. You can use any type of evergreen "greens". If you have a Magnolia tree, its stems are very pretty in these bouquets. All you do is stick the stems into the soil in the urn. Now when I look at this bed I see the bright cheery red berries and it always brings a smile to my face!
We have several gates in our Cottage garden and I put these decorations on all of them! I will leave them out all winter to bring some color and cheer to the garden. It recently snowed here and they were particularly pretty with the snow glistening on them.  
I hope this inspires YOU to decorate your garden in the winter months!
Happy Gardening!


  1. Lovely pictures of Helga's garden. So creative and cheery during the cold weather~! Happy New Year to you!

  2. The urn and gate in your yard are lovely too. I must have missed the urn on my visit the other day!

    1. Thanks, Tina. I thought the post came out well. Happy New Year to you too!

  3. Loved the look of the winter greenery in the yard. I guess I really need to stop by and see it in person when I drive by there on almost a daily basis. Really looks nice!

  4. How lovely to make a garden for wildlife and for you to enjoy; that's exactly my idea too. I will follow your new blog and look forward to hear more... :-)

  5. Hi Mia and Happy New Year!! Thank you so much for reading my blog. We love watching the wildlife and since we're in the country, we see a lot of it! In fact, the birds are chirping away outside my window as I type. I enjoyed your blog and look forward to following it.

  6. Nice post and and you did a great job on your decorations! Happy New Year.

  7. Those look so nice. I'm finding myself preferring the bunches over wreaths more and more.

  8. Your creations brighten up the gates and window boxes. Amazing how something so simple can really perk up a empty spot...


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