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Pin Away Wednesdays: Winter Garden Inspiration

Winter Garden Inspiration

Happy New Year everyone! I am so excited to kick off the first Wednesday of 2020 with another post from my Pin Away Wednesdays series. Today I am bringing you some beautiful Pinspiration from my lovely Winter Garden Inspiration Pinterest board. There is nothing like a little bit of garden green to beat the post-holiday blues!



Weihnachtlicher Zauber im Novembergarten, Pomponetti


 A true garden lover (like myself!) just can’t walk away from the garden in late fall and stay inside until spring, not matter how cold it is! There is still so much beauty and interest to enjoy during the winter months. From snow covered garden features to winter berries and evergreens, why not savor the beauty of the winter garden and landscape?


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While many people decorate their porches and gardens for Christmas, usually those areas are a bit neglected during the winter months. That is understandable considering that most of us have freezing temperatures and only a few plants that thrive during the winter months. Nevertheless we can still create beautiful winter garden vignettes using natural elements such as pine cones and various evergreens. Cozy lanterns add a magical vibe to any winter garden space too.



DIY Winter Hanging Basket

Winter Hanging Baskets

Evergreen clippings will last for several weeks and maybe even months if the weather is cool and if they are spritzed with water on a regular basis. I love the idea of creating a beautiful winter hanging basket to liven up our front porch.


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Planters, pots and urns that will withstand cold weather look so pretty with small evergreen topiaries or spheres.  The gray color of old galvanized buckets and containers fit right in with icy, wintry day landscapes. 


mi lascio andare - Titti Malmberg Photography


A gorgeous urn simply filled with pansies will add interest to the winter garden or any of your outdoor areas. Many varieties of pansies thrive in the cold weather and will bloom all the way through spring and Easter.



Statue draped in cedar and pine boughs with pinecones, hellebores, and ribbon.


When designing gardens for year-round interest, consider how garden structures such as statures or urns will take center stage during the holidays and winter when most of the garden flowers are dormant.


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My pretty garden lady statue looked simply magical in our first and only snow so far this winter, (which was actually an autumn snow back in October!)



Beautiful container arrangement that will last all winter! (p.s. I love this website). LOVE!!!!

Canadian Gardening

Create winter planters that will transition from Christmas to winter simply by removing any red berries or festive ribbons or bows.


pretty pink tulips: Holiday Home



A sleek metal container holds an arrangement of ornamental cabbage, cedar, pine cones, yellow amaranth and Italian pittosporum, a tender green best suited to indoor use.


Autumn kale is one of my favorite plants! It will last well into winter in some gardening zones. The ruffly foliage of this white and green variety looks beautiful with the contrasting foliage and textures of evergreens and pine cones.




Bird house in window box with a mixture of evergreens and swag of tartan ribbon for Christmas #PottingShed |

This gorgeous winter window box display by Mary of Home is Where The Boat is could easily last well into winter simply by removing the plaid ribbon.



Updated Christmas wreath Martha Stewart December 2017 grapevine, eucalyptus, cedar, pine cones, greens, juniper, snow

Just because Christmas is over doesn’t meant you can’t enjoy making a new fresh foraged winter wreath or swag to enjoy throughout January and February.


gillianstevens: “ Winter Foraging Victory Gardens & Photos by Gillian Stevens For Kinfolk ”



Decorate the birdbath

Midwest Living

Birdbaths look stunning when dressed for winter. This festive design with cedar, pine, winter berries, ivy and silver bulbs will still look appropriate throughout January.


Wouldn’t these magical pine and ice luminaries be fabulous lining the walkway to the porch for New Year’s Eve or a special winter birthday celebration?


For the birds


Don’t forget to enjoy the beauty of winter birds in the garden! Welcome your feathered friends by creating a gorgeous bird feeder ice ring using organic bird seed, fresh cranberries and herbs.


Bird feeders - I have to do this for the birds that come to our feeders all winter - Michigan winters are long & cold cj




A Bit of Farmhouse: Galvanized & Zinc Christmas Decor

The Inspired Room

Oh how much fun to play in a greenhouse, potting shed or lovely garden she shed during the winter months! Even a covered porch orsun room with a beautiful cover from a reputable patio cover company would be nice for growing indoor plants in the winter, while a greenhouse would also be wonderful way to continue a small homegrown vegetable garden during the winter months. 


Christmas potting bench on a back porch is a great place to work on Christmas greenery

My friend Judith of Botanic Bleu uses a potting bench just outside her back door to create holiday and winter arrangements. What gorgeous inspiration!


Christmas potting bench holds juniper with blue berries



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A shed or greenhouse would be perfect for arranging forced bulbs in pots and planters for winter. Building some type of little shed or greenhouse is definitely one of my goals for the year ahead.  For now I am just gathering ideas and a few items like vintage windows that I want to incoporate in the design. If you have any gardening or landscaping projects planned for this coming spring or summer, check out a guide to setting priorities for a project for helpful tips. If you have other non-garden related home projects, you might enjoy a guide to setting deadlines for a home project.



Ziva paperwhite flower bulbs- Fragrant,Snow White flowers,well-suited to forcing

Ziva paperwhite flower bulbs- Fragrant,Snow White flowers,well-suited to forcing


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Tiny trees or topiaries in mossy pots look so pretty on a porch or deck during the winter months.



winter garden style winter garden ideas potted winter plants lemon cypress topiary

I have a pretty lemon cypress topiary on my front porch that I am just loving! I will be sharing  more of my winter garden and porch in my upcoming winter home tour coming up on January 14th.


West Coast Gardens


I would love to build a cold frame out of old windows to continue my throughout the winter months homegrown vegetable garden 


 Helleborus is a lovely flower that blooms in late winter. 



A perfect arrangement

Liljor Och Tulpaner


January 18 2018 at 04:51PM from heaveninawildflower

I definitely plan to plant some Helleborus bulbs this year!


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Beautiful ideas for decorating with paperwhites from winter through spring

Paperwhites aren’t just for Christmas! They are the quintessential winter garden flower! Enjoy them indoors during early winter, and keep an eye out in the garden for one of the first signs of spring as they break through the frozen ground. If you love winter garden style, don’t miss my post full of beautiful ideas for Winter Decorating with Paperwhites.




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Dainty snow drops are one of my favorites! When they poke through the frozen ground in mid-winter then you know that spring will make it eventually!




Winter Garden Inspiration

It has only been in the last few years that I have discovered the joys of winter gardening and simply savoring the beauty of the winter landscape. I definitely want to add some evergreen trees such as arborvitae to our landscape will provide privacy and year round interest, but we will have to install some type of deer fence! Last year the deer munched our arborvitae down to the nothing!.

I hope this post has inspired you to make the most of what nature has to offer in the cold months ahead! Do you enjoy winter gardening or decorating with winter garden themed decor indoors and out? I love hearing from you, dear readers!




This pretty antique post card featuring snowdrops seems like the perfect way to end this post! I wish you all a bright and Happy New Year! Thanks for visiting today!



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  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    I was strolling along through your weekly Thursday Favorite Things post and spotted the juniper branches from my back porch’s potting bench as part of your Pin Away Wednesdays. Of course, I had to hop over here to see all your wonderful suggestions for Winter Garden Inspiration since I love winter gardening! Thank you so much for including my back porch potting bench. The thrill of seeing my work on another person’s blog never fails. Thank you for making my week!

    So glad to see your Pin It Wednesdays post will be continuing… Best wishes for a wonderful 2020 school year.


    January 3, 2020 at 12:00 am
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    Gorgeous inspiration. Our Texas summers are brutal but we do get to enjoy Pansies all winter long. Mine are gorgeous this year. I’d love some snow though every now and again. Glad to see that you are getting into a routine since you are back at work.

    January 14, 2020 at 7:39 pm
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    I couldn’t love this post any more, Amber! I pinned it. There is so much beauty in winter greens in an otherwise bleak and gray landscape! Hellebore was the last plant I planted in my landscape before we sold and moved. I only got to see it one season, but it it so pretty in late winter….

    January 12, 2021 at 8:13 am
  • Reply Debra

    I adore your beautiful winter arrangements. I had so much fun looking at them just now. My mom is a wonderful florist, self made, very particular. She is 86, in assisted living, and told me she wanted to decorate her two small room with rustic pots. I have pinned several ideas on my Pinterest boards, but have been looking for pots like you have pictured. She mentioned Victoria magazine, as I believe she saw an idea of what she had in mind, but I couldn’t find it. Do you know where I can find smaller rustic pots? I am an artist and could antique them if necessary.

    March 9, 2021 at 4:12 am
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