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Now is not the time to ignore your garden pots.  With family & friends coming for the holidays, you don't want to leave your garden pots empty and uninviting.  Below are a few suggestions that will help motivate you to get them in entertaining condition.
 13217Upping diversity spices up small containers.  As a rule, more variety equals more impact.  When designing small pots, use this to your advantage.  Although there is a plethora of textures in these combination, similar forms unify them.

Moss covered orbs available at many craft stores, poppy pods, and African knobs dot the horizontal plane, while cinnamon sticks, pheasant feathers, and whitewashed cacoa stems add height.

The garden  planter pulls it all together.  In cold climates, keep clay pottery out of the cold elements and repeated freezing and thawing will damage them

This planter is filled with Manzanita branches, pheasant feathers, whitewashed cacoa stems, cinnamon sticks, preserved salal, incense cedar, poppy pods, banana sticks, sugar pine cones, moss covered orbs, african knobs and skeletonized leaves.
 13218Unexpected living plants give pots a twist.  You may prefer all living material during the growing season, but winter is an opportunity to mix living plants with nonliving objects.  In warm climates, hardy succulents, such as agave, make an unexpected addition to winter plantings.

Lemon cypress adds a soft, vertical touch, while yellow twig dogwood offers a hard edge and rosemary supplies subtle movement.  Keep watering these living plants until the ground freezes.
Round glass balls provide contrast to the sharp, spiky forms in this arrangement.

The rustic ceramic container complements the surrounding cool colors of winter and, with proper care, holds up well throughout winter.  Northern gardeners might consider using cut dogwood stems and enjoying this arrangement inside.

This planter contains, Jeffrey pine cones, Glass orbs, reindeer oss,  mood moss, lemon cypress, yellow twig dogwood, rosemary and agave.
All great ideas!
Read more.....5 tips for overwintering containers
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