Enhance your Colorado Fall and Winter Decor!
As chilly autumn winds make way for Colorado’s true winter, the cold can make going outside a chore. But that doesn’t mean you should abandon your landscape. With containers, you can keep color in your yard all year long and even create something special for the holidays. Here are some tips to ensure colorful container plants into the New Year.
Autumn, holiday and winter color themes will keep color in your yard alive all year long by brightening up your outdoor containers.
Incorporate some fire orange, yellows, and cool shades of purple and blue to create a wonderful autumn theme. Cold hardy plants are preferred such as kale, mums, pansies to stand up against the winter weather.
Use ornamental grasses, cornstalks, or branch clippings from your landscape to add texture that also helps give your container design a longer life span. Add in a few pumpkins for a more festive look.
For winter themes build upon the evergreen colors with some bright reds and shades of blue/silver. If you’re looking for a bright red, a winterberry holly or redtwig dogwood branches will do the trick. Layer pine, cedar, and spruce evergreen clippings; you most likely can clip these from your yard.
Add clippings of eucalyptus or willow to add blues and silver in the container. Branches in the center of your container design create height and to add a cheerful feel spray paint the branches. Remember living plants, and evergreen clippings will want to be watered on a warmer winter day!