The winter is a difficult time for gardeners, nothing is growing or blooming, no visual appeal, only memories of last growing season and hopes for the season to come. You can change that and create a sparkling winter garden by adding a few things to your winter garden that will catch the sunlight and brighten your winter garden.
The after Christmas sales are a fantastic time to find and purchase sparkling bobbles, garlands and ornaments to place in your winter garden. Christmas decorations are available in more than just the traditional reds and greens. Think silver, gold and clear to catch and reflect the sunlight and brighten up the winter garden landscape.
A garden urn, topped with a green Christmas wreath then topped off with a looking glass garden ball or large Christmas tree ornament will add sparkle and brighten your winter garden.
A garland of clear plastic or glass beads and pendants placed on bare limbs or on small evergreens will dance in the winter sunlight and brighten a winter garden. If you have an old crystal chandelier you’ve been wondering what to do with, remove the crystal pendants and tie ribbons on them then hang them around on bare limbs in your winter garden. If you don’t like the look of ribbons, use clear fishing line and make a loop on each pendant so they are easy to remove from bare branches come spring.
An urn filled with moist sand can be filled with green boughs of a pine tree or other evergreen tree to provide greenery in your winter garden. The moist sand will keep the evergreen limbs upright and green all winter long. If you used a live, cut Christmas tree this year, you could cut the top off the Christmas tree when you are ready to discard it and place it in a moist sand filled garden urn. Cut about 3-4 feet off the top of the tree and place in the urn, it will give the appearance of a live evergreen growing in your winter garden. Add a few sparkling bobbles and you have something green and something sparkling to brighten your winter garden.
Top a garden urn with a dried, circular grapevine, then fill the urn with pinecones and a few small, round Christmas tree ornaments. A little structural interest and sparkle all in one.
If you received new figurines or similar items this Christmas and you wonder how you’ll make room for them, you can place some of the older figurines out in the winter garden. Strategically placed figurines, or like items that most people think can only be kept in the house, add visual appeal to a garden any time of the year. Mother Nature will keep them clean for you with rain and you won’t have to dust them anymore.
Think outside the box and brighten up your winter garden by adding some sun catching visual interest items.