With a little special attention, a beautiful arrangement can hold its own through the cold season.
Jim McMillen, president of Landscapes in Bloom, to create lush planters that will last until spring. Here are his elegant creations
Evergreens are a staple in winter pots, but here, their bushy habit is blended with tall branches and earthy tones. Jim started with a ring of cedar and pine around the edge of the container, then pushed the birch logs into the centre to create a focal point. Magnolia, seeded eucalyptus, mentola balls and Italian cotoneaster fill in any gaps. “It’s like flower arranging, painting and art all mixed together,” he says. Jim recommends taking a step back from time to time to see how the pot is taking shape.