Winter Gardening For the Disinclined

Winter container garden embraced by snow. Photo by Anne Day

Sometimes I wish I could find a cave and hibernate through the dark, gloomy months because I get so blue.  

Is it possible to learn to love this season? My gardening friends suggested that making winter containers helped them embrace this time of year so I thought I’d give it a try even though I had my doubts. Just yesterday, it seems, the pots were brimming with blue larkspurs, yellow daisies and sweet-smelling peacock orchids. Now they’ll feature cut branches, pine needles and dead flowers? 

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