It’s Time To Create Your Winter Garden Containers


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Click on the link I am providing to a Youtube Video. It is all you need for inspiration and directions to create beautiful exterior arrangements in the days ahead. I have been tricking out my exterior pots like this for years. It is great fun. Once you see how it goes together you can go crazy clipping materials from your garden and along the roadside to create your arrangement. (Always keep your clippers in the car)  You should have your forced bulbs in their rocks and water by now to have blooms for Christmas. I planted yellow tulip bulbs outside in a container today and covered them with mulch. I still have others to get into the ground. Get busy where you live before the ground freezes. I promise you will be rewarded for your efforts come spring. Enjoy the beautiful containers you are going to have this year and think of Stepheny, who is here cheering you on with your endeavors.

6a0105349b1e5c970b0120a72e33db970b-450wiHere is the link to a GREAT garden blog offered by Cathy Testa. Don’t miss her post on Anchoring Holiday Evergreens in Your Patio Pots after watching the video I mention above. She has a beautiful & informative site to follow.  Enjoy!

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
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7 Responses to It’s Time To Create Your Winter Garden Containers

  1. Cathy Testa says:

    Very pretty, just a word of caution on roadside clippings – as I was yelled at by a person once for doing so – check with property owners, even if looks deserted. They can get very angry of us overly excited holiday decorators when we take red berries or freebies. As for the guy mad at me, when I explained it was for a class – he calmed down because I was planning to educate my group on types of wild decor. I think I learned my lesson, but as you noted, umm, my pruners are in the car at the moment! LOL, Cathy T (very pretty containers by the way!!)

    • I have added your beautiful blog site to this post. I know my readers will enjoy finding you and making a new garden friend. Your warning about ASKING is absolutely right. Thank you for making a good catch and leaving this advise. Blessings as we turn towards the holidays.

      • Cathy Testa says:

        Thank you so much Stepheny for sharing and exchanging information. Just yesterday a person sending me a gardening question about shrubs in pots was so appreciative. I love when people enjoy the information. Cathy T

  2. pbmgarden says:

    Stepheny, was just thinking I should drop you a note and then I came across your wonderful holiday post. Thanks for these inspirations and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  3. dino0726 says:

    Very lovely ideas. Some of my container plants actually last through the winter. If I were to add a bit of evergreen to it, I think they’d look even better. 🙂

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