December, January and February can be tough months for garden lovers. It’s dark, it’s gloomy, it’s cold. It is decidedly not spring. This winter, spark your own joy: Instead of pining for May flowers, add color and cheer to your outdoor space while there’s still a chill in the air. After all, whimsical garden decor like a garden spinner or stake can keep your garden looking lively and bright even on the most blustery of days.
Here are some great ways to spruce up your winter garden:
- Use Light for Winter Yard Decorations
- Display a Wreath Even After Christmas
- Select Whimsical Winter Garden Decorations
- Plant Some Evergreens
1. Use Light for Winter Yard Decorations
Keeping your Christmas lights up past January 1st might be taboo, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid luminosity altogether. While you might want to avoid decorating with overly-festive, colorful holiday lights, consider keeping classic white lights out a little longer—or even year round.
We love to see a few tree trunks or even shrubs wrapped in warm, ivory lights. This helps create that coveted Winter-Wonderland vibe, whether your yard is cozy or elegant.
Pro tip: We adore patio lights and string lights as much as every garden lover. But we have found that holiday lights hold up to bitter cold, sleet and snow much better.
2. Display a Wreath Even After Christmas
This is one of our favorite winter decorating ideas, and another Christmas hack! After all, if a wreath works in December, it’ll work all winter long.
Simply purchase a plain, faux wreath—or make your own!—and then try to do a little redecorating each month.
Some cranberry-colored ribbons should do the trick in November. December is easy, as you’ll simply adorn the wreath for Christmas, if you celebrate. If you don’t, keep it plain or try adding a little “Happy Everything” placard to the wreath to keep it all-inclusive. For January, we love to add a bit of winter white to our wreaths. And in February, add some faux flowers and heart accessories for Valentine’s Day.
3. Select Whimsical Winter Garden Decorations
Don’t underestimate the sense of awe and wonder a gorgeous, unique wind chime or mobile can bring to your outdoor space. Depending on your tastes, you might want to accentuate your garden’s winter beauty with neutral and metallic shades or bright and bold colors—or a combination of the two.
If you’re craving color for your winter decor, this multihued terra cotta wind chime can help bring life to your garden. And if you crave flowers year-round, try out this flower hanging mobile, which features purple, blue and yellow blooms.
If you want the best of both worlds, we suggest this heart with dangles wind chime, which is both bright and understated all at once.
You can also use garden stakes, wall decor, ornaments and more to keep your garden looking great this winter. Just remember to read the winter care instructions on every item you choose carefully to ensure your purchases truly last.
4. Plant Some Evergreens
Sure, roses are lovely, but they won’t do you much good in January or February. That’s why we encourage garden lovers to incorporate a few evergreen plants and trees into their gardens. A hint of green looks great amidst dreary gray skies and bright white snow, especially when wrapped in warm, glowing lights.
The following shrubs should remain alive and well even in freezing temperatures: Inkberry Holly, Evergreen Azalea, Boxwood, Winter Heath, Winter-creeper, Blue Holly and more!
Of course, evergreen plants don’t mean easy plants. You’ll need to ensure these plants well-watered in the fall, protect flowers from windy areas and show these shrubs plenty of TLC.
Evergreen trees take up more space, but they’ll be lower maintenance than shrubs. From junipers to pines, it’s easy to find trees that’ll remain verdant even when the temperatures drop.
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