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Winter Planter Garden

My Friend Debbie - Winter Planter Garden     I’ve always loved the beauty of colorful arrangements of flowers throughout the spring and summer months, but somehow was convinced that I had to settle for the dreary deadness of winter in the planters near by front door—that is until I made a visit to the local greenhouse nursery and took a tour of various options with a knowledgeable professional.

     It’s true that no matter what the new project is, one must get an “education” and a complete understanding of how it works. I’ve never had much of a green thumb, but after researching the various selections available, I felt confident to purchase and plant.

     My husband, Billy, and I decided to do it together and we were quite pleased with the results. These are the tips we followed:

  1. Establish height in the back to bring dimension. We chose a “sky-scraper pencil holly,” and loved the look and sturdiness of it.
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  3. Next, we put some flowers that would live throughout the winter in the cold and provide plenty of color. We chose pansies in burgundy and yellow. It only takes a couple plants of each to begin with, because they grow so rapidly.
  4. Lastly, we added the final touch of accent. This is the part that many people overlook, but it makes the difference when completing the winter planter garden and provides balance, continuity and a professional appearance. We wanted oregano, but they were out, so we chose some small sprigs of ivy and put in the center.

     Wallah!! The winter planter garden was completed and now provides beauty for all who enter. We will be able to enjoy it for months! It was an added bonus that the plants were buy one, get one free that day. We were able to do both planters for $20 total. Happy New Year and Happy Planting!

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