Saturday, January 3, 2015

Cheering up a Winter Yard

The holidays are gone and so are the dazzling light displays, lovely wreaths and eclectic decorative Christmas flags.  The winter yard is not usually a cheery one and unless you are an avid gardener that has planned ahead with camellias and other winter friendly shrubs, a winter yard can often times use some help. 

snow couple garden flagWinter garden flags are an easy solution.  Winter yard flags come in many designs and their color and subject matter will draw your eyes to them and away from the drabness of the flower beds.   Snowmen garden flags are always a fun choice like this Snow Couple Garden Flag that can also be a personalized flag.

custom snowflake monogram flaglet it snow applique garden flag
 There is also this Let it Snow Garden Flag that is a high quality double applique flag that will hold up to the wicked winter weather.

For something totally unique there are Custom Winter Flags.  This is a Snowflake Monogram Flag but there are many available from a variety of companies.

cardinal and holly house flagFor those that prefer, there are also Winter House Flags which are the larger size of the decorative flags like this Cardinal and Holly House Flag that can also become a personalized flag.

Along with the decorative winter flags, depending on where you live there are also great amazingly hearty plants and evergreens that can add beauty to your yard during the cold weather.  I found this great site for the United States National Arboretum and it has a handy zone map that will help you find what plants are winter hardy for your area.  In our area, pansies are used a lot this time of year. It always amazes me that for such a pretty and delicate looking flower they are really very tough.

These are just a few ideas to liven your winter landscape.  There are so many things you can do.  If you have any ideas you would like to share, please do.  We may come up with a few more ourselves in a future post.

Happy New Year to you all.
Josie and Marilee
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