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Winter Greenery for the Pots

Categories: Container Gardening.

  It has been that time of year … fill the empty pots and containers with greenery to add interest for the winter.   I did things a bit differently this year and didn’t fill the two biggest pots because of their location.  One is right beside the driveway and gets covered in snow from the snow blower.  The other in on the north corner and gets filled in with the blowing snow. By the garage the wire baskets were replaced with metal hanging hooks so that meant a bit of a change in what goes there.  I took two
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Pots Filled with Winter Greenery

Categories: Garden Projects.

My bit of gardening in November has been completed with the filling of the large pots with greenery from Nature.  That does count as gardening doesn’t it? I started filling the big pots many years ago when it wasn’t the popular thing to do and you can see some of the previous years containers here.   But since then the idea has caught on and grown and a lot of stores sell ready made pots if you don’t want to fill your own. I get my greenery from different places … the gardens, the road sides, on walks, and this year I
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The Greenery

Categories: Garden Projects and Whimsy.

I’ve been filling containers for a couple of weeks with greenery cut from the garden and the roadsides.  I’ve been doing this for a few years now, before it became popular to buy it at the home improvement or grocery store for lots of money.  Snip, snip go the cutters on those really low branches of the evergreens that get in the way of the mower in the summer.  Snip, snip go the cutters on those lovely plumes on the sumac.  Snip, snip go the cutters on the red dogwood branches.
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Winter Greenery

Categories: Garden Projects.

The big pots are all empty and I hate to see them sit that way all winter.   Several years ago I started filling the big pots with winter greenery.  Usually towards the end of October I take a walk around the garden with my garden gloves and cutters.  The gloves protect my hands from the needles on the various trees.  I cut off branches from the bottoms of the trees/shrubs so it doesn’t interfere with the way they look.   If I don’t have enough in my garden I usually stop along the sides of the roads and snip
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