Friday, December 21, 2007

Winter Planting

And in the winter, wild and cold, 'tis merry, merry, too
- William Howitt

To add some seasonal color to the entrance, I planted small conifers and holly in wooden containers and hanging baskets, along with red cedar mulch for insulation. On warmer days, I give them plenty of water, but when temperatures dip below freezing, the plants are on their own for a while (unless it gets excessively cold, in which case, I take them inside). When spring arrives, I'll transplant them to permanent locations elsewhere. It's nice that some degree of outdoor gardening can still be accomplished during the winter months! :-)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!

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