Adding Color to a Winter Garden with Artificial Flowers
When looking for ways to add a
touch of color to a winter garden, check out online garden sites for
plants that you might want to add in the spring. Look for plants that
add winter interest and you’ll be ready to go shopping as soon as
springtime arrives. And while northern winters won’t support flower with
hues as vibrant as those in your
sailboats wall decor, keep in mind that there are many ways to add
interest to a winter garden.
Other cold weather plants like
holly, boast colorful berries throughout the frigid months of winter.
Climbing plants like ivy manage to stay green all winter, but bear in
mind some of the climbing plants, like ivy, can be quite invasive when
planted in a garden; so plan accordingly.
Many grasses also retain most of
their color even as temperatures drop, such as blue fescue; but even
grasses that turn brown are still pretty when their seed heads dance in
the winter wind..
Consider adding sprigs of evergreen to the winter garden for a natural, green richness that looks amazing against the gray background of a winter landscape. An artificial evergreen can be added in any size from a tiny shrub to a full sized tree.
Add Interest with Hardscaping
Another way to maintain an interesting winter garden is to add a trellis on the patio. This adds height and interesting lines and shapes to a winter garden.
Pathways and metal garden accents, like an obelisk or sundial, also add structure and interest.
If your winters are not especially harsh, statuary may be left outdoors; however this is not advisable in areas where snow and freezing rain can cause cracking or damage.
While ceramic pots are beautiful, they should not be left outdoors when temperature dip below freezing.
Another way to cheer up those dark,
winter days is to bring the garden indoors and what better way than with
something like the above
metal bike wall art.
Copyright © 2000-2011 Hints and Things
Hints and Things cannot be held responsible for any information given on this site nor do they necessarily agree with, or endorse, the views given by third parties.