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So glad that you found me! My blog is about everything I love like gardening, decorating my home & garden and crafting. Although I'm from Germany I write my blog in English so that hopefully every visitor can read it. Hope you'll stay a while and will leave me a comment so that I know that you were here! xoxo Carola

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Patio Winter decoration!

Last weekend we did some seasonal decorating on my patio.

My fave color in the garden at this time of the year is red! Unfortunately I have no Holly with red berries growing in my little garden, like I used to have a big bush in my old garden, but I'm still trying to get lots of red outside for example with this red glass ball ornament:

Delicate plants in pots like roses, rosemary and my boxwood ball got a warm wrapping contending of one or two coats of bubble wrap, then when we had wrapped the pot up we've put it in a second bigger pot and stuffed lots of foliage from the garden between the first bubble wrapped pot and the second bigger pot and then we've put it in a big jute sack like you can see in the following picture, put some moss and red apples or pine cones on top and ready was the warm winter wrapping!

Also it is important to place the pot on 3 or 4 little terracotta feet so that it doesn't stand directly on the cold ground! You can't see them in my photo because of all the ivy tendrils growing over my patio.

This season I also have a couple of birds living in the white cage, see:


Some red accents, like in my case little red apples, a red enamel bucket and a red enemal watering can are making the patio look livelier at this time of the year, where almost all flowers have faded:

35 comments:

carolyn said...

This is all quite beautiful.

monique said...

Everything looks very beautiful! Love the photo's!

patti said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! You have quite a flair for decorating!!

Carolyn said...

Carol, I love how your winter garden looks and I especially love that you mkae your winter garden look warm and inviting and have it go on and on, rather than as most just close the door and wait for spring. I too decorate my garden for the seasons and consider it as just another room of my house to clean, care for and make nice.

daisy cottage said...

YOU, are SO talented!
I love your winter garden and thank you so much for the inspiring, uplifting photos that made my morning!
Just beautiful!
Kim

SOINSPIRED said...

Ooh Carol, everything looks so beautiful. Love my girl with her crown!

linda t said...

I am pouring over every detail of every photo and in awe of the beauty of your winter garden!
You have such a talent!... such an eye for grouping garden areas that warm the heart.
I was thinking I would be so missing your colorful pics from your summer garden blooms... but not so!
Thanks Carol!

Deb said...

Your garden is so sweet and whimsical ~ I just love it!
The weathered crown atop of the garden girl, the gorgeous white bird cage with birds, the large blue egg nestled into its nest- all so beautiful.

Salix Tree said...

Oh, it all looks so lovely! I especially like the plants in the burlap bags. They look so cosy.
I couldn't put things like this in my garden, the wind is so fierce sometimes, it blows some of my plants and chairs way across the garden.
So it's nice to come visit your garden and enjoy delicate glass balls and pretty statues.

Lis said...

I do so enjoy your blog and the great photography. Your talent for making garden ornamentation amazes me.
Beim nächsten Mal poste ich aber wieder in Deutsch :-))

Anita said...

I just repeat what all the others said before : WONDERFUL!
I especially like the little princess with her crown on the last pic!

MariaJ said...

I like the way you have used red, its my favourite color also at this time of year. I can imagine you love to plan different displays...you have so much beautiful and various stuff.
Its so funny you still have there green leaves and I'm walking here in a slush, haa...have a nice day. I sent my swap parcels today...

Mrs. Staggs said...

It's magical Carol. I love everything that you've done. I have a great big bush of holly and I would run over with some if I could! My sister in law has a nice varigated holly that I like to use a little of as well. I buy red and white primroses and sometimes cyclamen for my front porch. Oh you are getting me in the mood!

Anonymous said...

Just found you. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful gifts!

Dawn said...

Carol, you have THE MOST charming garden ever....Never enough red, I always say...

Kelli said...

How beautiful!! Your winter gardens are wonderful, I love the red and the trailing ivy!
Kelli

Shell said...

Oh, it's all looking so festive. You really have a knack for decorating - just beautiful.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Carol.....
Your garden decorations are a delight to behold, the pleasure you get from making these gorgeous arrangements really shows and we are so lucky that you share them with us. Thank you. Marion

Sigrun said...

Carol, your Decoration are just like the dec. in the magazine "Wohnen und Garten", I bought today! Very nice.

Sigrun

Cookie said...

Carol...your garden looks lovely even when the flowers are all gone. Cant wait to see the snow ! Hugss

enjoy said...

Hallo Carol,

Bist du sicher das es Winter wird ;-) im Moment fühlt es sich wie Frühling an! Aber dein Garten sieht so oder so sehr schön aus!

Mein Blog war durch ein zu breites Bild total verschoben. Normalerweise sieht er ganz normal aus *g*.

Freut mich, das Dir mein Häuschen
gefällt, ich habe Dir den Link zum Template mitgebracht:

http://www.stampington.com/html/tempting_template_index.html

Anonymous said...

Love it, love it, love it. Carol you are so creative and I love all the tips and ideas. Your garden still looks spectacular!! TWT

Sharon Kay said...

I love your garden look, I would love to see your house if your garden looks this good. What a wonderful gift you received. The world of blogging is filled with such wonderful people.....

One Crabapple said...

How clever ! it looks beautiful but it is functional protection too !

They look Santa left sacks of presents behind !

Your garden is always so nice - such a pleasure to visit.

I like the ways you have incorporated your favorite color this time of the year in and around the Boxwood Cottage Garden.
Putting the glass ball ornament in the pot holder that way is very pretty, and artistic ! I like it very much.

Love your birds !
YOu are able to keep the cages so clean!!!! laughing.

Love, S.

rusty in miami said...

I love your garden’s ornaments, your pictures are great like always.

Naturegirl said...

Carol even with the *~winter coat wrapping *~ you make the garden look so inviting! You inspire us all.. you set the bar so high for us all.It is pure JOY to view your photos! One can tell you really love your home and all your *~things*~Wondeful just wonderful!!
hugs NG(I had to come by through Garden Voices as my blog is BLANK tonight!Blogger problems again )

Karen said...

Oh, what lively decorations you have to make up for the lack of colourful flowers. Beautiful!

LostRoses said...

Well I am just blown away by your lovely winter wrappings for your plants! Bubble wrap, a jute bag, some bright red apples and some moss....you are so creative! Who would have thought of this but you? Charming. And I love the bird cage. Wonderful as usual, Carol!

Sofia Barao said...

I Carol !
Sorry for not having answered your comments I rarely do that :) I have been doing a lot of things at the same time that's why :)
For the magazines, yes Marie Claire idées is a great issue but unfortunatly I keep them all, I guess I could never trade one of them they are so wonderful.
The other ones you wrotte I don't buy them, because they are much about gardens and as I don't have one...
Thank you Carol.
The little frame I did is in "papier maché" and it's a little thing, a frame not a mirror and yes if your talking about the wonderful and beautiful black mirror they have at IKEA oh yes it's GORGEOUS, I guess next time I go there I'll have to buy it and yes we can paint it that would also be lovely :)
I can see that your garden is always so beautiful at the change of a season...pure inspiration it is :)
have a nice day Carol :)

Hannele said...

Sehr sehr schöne Photos!

Kerri said...

Your patio is looking very pretty with the bright accent colors. That's a nice way to protect your container plants from winter weather. Thanks for sharing the idea.
You're inspiring me to get out my Christmas decorations, but as we haven't had Thanksgiving yet, I'll wait a little while :)
Lis is a sweetheart to send you such a wonderful package.

Becky said...

Carol, your garden and all your whimsy is just
d r e a m y !
I love that potting area. Those little heads are cute.

gena said...

You have given me some great ideas Carol, I would love to get some of those jute sacks, they look much better than just wrapping with bubble wrap, and I love the red accents on the patio!

pinar said...

how can you keep a garden soo tidy.. it looks like a bright living room.. I want mine like this.. but it gets dirty and dusty in a glimpse..
I wish I had some fairies.. to keep them bright and shiny.. always..
Thanks for sharing.. I am a fan of your garden.. I am consuming all details with my eyes..
enjoy..

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