The cold days of Winter are setting in…you can still have fun with your landscape!
There are literally thousands of ways to make for an exciting Winter Landscape and if you are into the whole ‘Griswald Family’ type of decorations then, by all means, we will still be your friends…
However, if you choose to go another route (and lets be honest…we really really hope you do)Here are some of our favorite winter landscape ideas…
Light The Natural Beauty Of Your Yard
Illumination of a solitary tree in the landscape can make a subtle and elegant statement. Why not highlight the natural structure of the tree with intricate branch wrapping. Create a pathway of light that leads to your front door.
A Welcoming First Impression
Create an inviting holiday mailbox—a pretty swag of pine tied on with wire adds a seasonal flourish. Enhance it with red accents and pinecones.
Variety Is The Spice Of Life
Fill winter containers with evergreens, branches, berries, lights, seedpods, dried hydrangea blooms, and dried eucalyptus.
Summer Planting Pots Aren’t Just For Summer
In the Northeast, it’s important to remove your summer or fall plants and soil from your outdoor pots. If the pots are weatherproof, the holidays are a great time to fill them with cut evergreen boughs, branches, and berries. Look around your yard and use found items such as pine, boxwood, yew, and holly. A winter display arrangement adds the finishing touch to your garden and looks beautiful under a light dusting of snow.
Make Your Doorway A Showstopper
Use live trees to dress up your front entrance. Slip the tree into your existing pots and cover the edges with evergreen boughs. When the season is over, you will have a beautiful evergreen for that perfect spot in your garden—thus multiplying your investment.
Natural materials are the easiest to work with for an exterior display. Embellishments such as holly, berries, or small ornaments, add a punch of color. We love the classic bright red velvet bow on a fir wreath.
Fresh evergreen garland draped on a front porch creates a traditional, polished look. When the long snowy nights of winter arrive simple white lights and garland creates a festive welcome.
While looking at the architecture of your house, consider a non-traditionally shaped wreath, such as a square boxwood wreath adorned with faux fruit and berries, and hang it on an angle. Sometimes this twist can bridge the season from Thanksgiving to Christmas and on into the New Year. A simple boxwood wreath with a blue or silver satin ribbon would be a welcoming Hanukkah touch.
Recycle & Upcycle!
Older holiday decorations can be given new life outside with small sprays of evergreens, berries, and beautiful ribbon. Found objects like antlers, vintage skis, or snowshoes embellished with evergreens boughs and winterberries can also create festive scenes.
Benches Aren’t Just for Warmer Weather
Put a bench to work on the off-season: Give it holiday spirit with an arrangement of holiday greenery, pinecones, gazing balls, and ornaments. Look around your garden for small spaces to stage a winter display. A basket of pinecones with cut boxwood will not only dress up an empty bench but will also help you complete your gardening chores for the season.
Go Beyond the Green
Green is great but how about mixing it up a bit. Use dried flowers and fruits from your interior décor to decorate wreaths and swags on the outside of your home. Put dried seedpods and flower heads to good use in your holiday decorating. Along with dried hydrangeas, pomegranate, oranges, lemons, and limes are all great materials as well as faux fruits, such as apples and pears.
We hope our list might have inspired you to think a bit out of the box and enjoy our snowy season. If you have any ideas or pictures of how you show off your Winter landscape we would love to see them and post them on our Facebook page!
We are always here to help so if you need any suggestions or a helping hand give us a shout we would love to hear from you.