Christmas is here, and people are busy decorating their christmas trees and decking their halls, but don’t forget your garden. A festive styled plant container in a position near a door or viewed from a window really cheers up a garden.
At plant nurseries and garden centres are a wide range of winter flowering or evergreen plants you can choose from in a range of colours. The plant in the centre of this container is Sarcococca Purple Stem which has tiny white flowers which will come out soon with a strong sweet scent out of all proportion to their size. This container is near an entrance and family and Christmas visitors alike will be able to enjoy perfume.
The white flowers with the lovely marbled leaves are Cyclamen giving a great contrast to the variegated leaves of the Heucherella and purple leafed Heuchera ‘Plum Pudding’. Green and red flowered Skimma japonicas add to the festive feel and the two types of grasses, Carex comans bronze and C. oshimensis ‘Evergold’ add movement and a splash of colour and link well with grasses planted elsewhere in this garden.
The planting in this container will last until you ring the changes with summer bedding and you could add to the container by planting some spring bulbs. So get your creative ideas flowing and deck your garden too. Happy Christmas!
Container supplier: www.livingreendesign.com