When the snow covers up your garden and landscape display, bring some of the nature back with potted plant arrangements for winter! Bring the holiday spirit to your exterior and add some colour to liven up those dull winter blues. Here are some ideas to help inspire you to get started.
Winter Exterior Decor: Foliage and Greenery
There are countless decorations you can use to create an arrangement to highlight your doorway. When it comes to the decorations, first you must consider what is practical and will stand strong against those harsh winter elements, depending on how much shelter the pieces will get from your porch area.
Generally, items found in nature will stand up best against the environment and require little maintenance throughout the winter. Some of our top picks for nature-inspired outdoor holiday decorations include:
- Red cedar boughs
- Pine boughs
- Winterberry or Red dogwood
- Dwarf evergreens and conifers
Take a look around your home decor and landscaping stores to get inspired. Select some combinations of greenery and décor that will create a display to compliment the colours and design of your home. Consider a potted arrangement featuring different types of foliage, or even placing foliage around the door and light fixtures to evoke a cozy feeling all winter long.
Ideas for Your Winter Potted Plant Display
You may have an idea of what type of decorations you want to include in your container garden, but you may feel unsure about how exactly to go about planning the look and style of your display.
Here are a few different styles for you to consider:
Sleek and Modern – Start with a base or pot that speaks to your contemporary style. Combine both live and dry elements that will create texture and colour. For example, think about choosing cedar, mossy fruitwood, driftwood and some dried pinecones to bring it all together. Choosing a monochromatic colour-scheme helps keep the arrangements looking modern and classic.
Traditional Holiday – If you love the traditional style of green and red for the holidays, then stick to that! Combine pine boughs or cedar with red dogwood, painted frosted pinecones and even a string of fairy lights dotted within the arrangement to give it that extra sparkle.
Dramatic Window Display – If you want to switch it up, or if you don’t have a large porch area to work with, consider creating a bold window display. Select a window box and combine an assortment of pieces, such as boughs of white fir, Southern Mongolia leaves, pine mixed with red and yellow dogwood, and eucalyptus to bring some interest to your home’s exterior over the winter months.
Outdoor winter gardens are all about bringing some beauty and colour to your home during the cold winter season. Once you figure out what style you want to go with, have some fun with it! Looking for some direction on your winter plant displays? Call Hansen Lawn & Gardens today!