Designing a beautiful winter container is more about artfully arranging cut branches than growing colourful plants in your outdoor planter.
Christmas cactus are easy plants to grow, and most problems are related to flowering. They need a slightly dry, cool and dark resting phase in autumn.
Overwintering succulents requires a sunny spot to live in and go dormant until spring. They don’t need to get watered until they’re coming out of dormancy.
For tabletop and mantel decorations from evergreen branches, your garden can provide boughs of cedar, boxwood, fir, juniper, hemlock and spruce.
Get garden design ideas for all season blooms in your garden. Enjoy non-stop flowers from spring right through to fall. Lists of plants and planting plans.
Don’t let soggy soil bog you down — these 16 perennials don’t mind wet feet and provide a steady succession of blooms as well as attractive foliage.