Easy Outdoor Winter Container Garden

December 4, 2012


I have two heavy, older terra cotta garden pots that I leave outdoors all year by the front door because basically, they are too heavy to move. I like to change the look each season for interest and because they are so easy to change. Winter is probably the easiest arrangement of all to make:


This morning when I took my dog Sydney out for a walk, I raided the neighborhood trees and shrubs to get all my supplies:


I did get the white branches from my friend- she had a whole bunch of them! so I asked if I could have a few. Since the branches were the tallest, I stuck them in the dirt toward the back of the container:


I filled around the back with greens:


Then I worked my way around the whole container sticking branches deep into the soil using various greens and a few berries I found, (artificial berries) until it was full enough (I ran out of supplies). I did find some real pinecones:


So very easy! Thank goodness it was warm today and the dirt was not frozen. I imagine you could defrost the dirt if it was frozen. Hmmmm…


What do you think? You can use any type of pot or container and it can be dressed up or down with bows and ribbons, lights and other Christmas or winter ornaments. No need to water and hopefully should last into January. Simple but pretty!

If you need help decorating your home for the Holiday’s, contact me today.

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  1. Beautiful!

  2. I really like it Kelly! No need to buy anything when freebies are all around us, right?

  3. I did this in my outside pots this year. Love it! Since it’s more a seasonal decoration than holiday you can leave it all winter.

  4. You did a great job on your planter. I make them every year too, and use leftover greenery to make my wreath that hangs on the door above. I love greens arrangements out the front. Did you do your other one too, or just the one?
    Saw you linking at Serenity Now.
    Debbie 🙂

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