Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Winter Garden

I'm afraid winter is not my favorite time of year.  I feel the cold weather go straight through to my bones and tend to be more tense and less active.  I miss my long walks at the park and working in my garden.  Yesterday I decided to make an effort to kick the winter blues and get outside more, for goodness sake, I own an abundance of coats and a pair of long johns, so put them on and get out there.
There are lots of  things that can be done in your garden even in the winter.  First and foremost, of course, is to put out a new winter garden flag for an instant cheering up.

 Now its time to get our hands dirty. This is the time to get rid of all the dead debris.  This will help with insect control so they can't winter over as easily. Plus, a nice clean garden is just much more pleasing to look at.  Adding some sort of garden décor this time of year also helps make your view more merry.  Decorative garden flags are of course the first on the list of easy versatile garden décor. 

winter birdhouses garden flagThere are very nice decorative birdhouses that can also add personality to your yard.  If you want birds to take to these decorative bird boxes be careful of what you buy.  Pay attention to its construction and the size of the hole to make sure it is actually functional.

 There are lots of sites online that sell all kinds of decorative items for your outdoor décor.  Browsing these sites can be another fun winter activity when you are ready to come in to the warmth of your home.

Happy winter gardening and thanks for reading.
Josie and Marilee
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