by susan on December 9, 2011

These planters, below,   show how using live plants can add colour and interest during the coming winter months. In the first two, I have used Skimmias and Bergenias. The Skimmia buds will stay looking great, well into the early Spring. For colour, there is the dark red of the Leucothoe leaves, and they also add some height to the whole design. The wide, green leaves of the Bergenia have begun to turn a deep burgundy, on their edges. Sometimes, if the weather is just right, these leaves can become almost entirely red! Beautiful!!


Note the unusual white-coloured buds draping over the edge of the planter. These are Eucalyptus buds. They certainly add an interesting twist.


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