Monday, December 16, 2013

Winter Front Porch


My favorite season pots to do are winter flower pots. I love the look of the evergreens all winter long. They look so festive for Christmas but also work throughout the winter, which is good, because they are so frozen they aren't coming out until springtime.  Every year it is always challenging to get them done before the pots freeze solid. I have one by the garage that I can pull in to warm up over night. But the pots on the front porch have no protection and it is best to finish those before the first snow/sleet. I finished mine the day before our first snow/ice storm. No problem!

Winter Front Porch - the colored door


I think another reason I love doing the winter pots is because they are done right away. Unlike the summer pot that always look small and empty until they grow and fill out the pot, winter pots are done as soon as I fill them.

Winter Front Porch - the colored door

I had a little extra greenery this year so I kept my copper pots out and filled those too. I like using a variety of different greenery for different colors and texture and I always use some red dogwood sticking up in the back.

Winter Front Porch - the colored door

Well I attempted to get some night shots of the house with all the lights on. But that was much harder to do than I thought. I also was not that patient since it was -12 degrees with the wind chill the night I shot these pictures. Your hands get cold really fast at that temp. (the window above the door is my sons closet and does not have an outlet, bummer!)

Winter Front Porch with lights - the colored door


I love the lights in the pots. I have a timer that turns on as soon as it is dusk and off again 6 hours later. I love it, it just does its thing.

Winter Front Porch with lights - the colored door

Our pots have gathered some snow over that last week or so, I love the look with a little snow mixed in.

Winter Front Porch - the colored door


Winter Front Porch - the colored door


Do you do winter pots? What is your favorite pot to fill?

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!


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8 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea to mix all the greenery :) Loving colour of your outside walls! xoxo Mila

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  2. Your pots look great. I especially like to see them at night with the little lights. I'm wishing now I had put lights on mine. Hmmm. Thanks for the inspiration. Visiting from Confessions of a Plate Addict ~The Scoop.

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    1. Thank you Babs! The love the lights too.

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  3. I love them! So... stupid question... are some of the things in the pot "living", like actually planted and you have to water them or are they all just sprigs and twigs tucked in and arranged? Just curious! They are beautiful and I love the lights in them at night! I think I'll have to make myself one!

    Tania

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    1. Thank you Tania! They are just branches and twigs stuck into the dirt, nothing live. Good luck making yours.

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  4. Your home looks beautiful! I am always looking for good planter inspiration and I love yours!

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  5. For your window without a light, they make the battery operated ones and they last quite a long time. Also, most have a timer! It's what I have in all my windows.

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