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What Makes A Good Holiday Container Garden? – CaryCitizen

Cary, NC – If you enjoy gardening, you can design your own container garden as a way to add some…

Cary, NC – If you enjoy gardening, you can design your own container garden as a way to add some color and pizzazz to your home for the holidays.

Tips on Making a Holiday Container Garden

Unless you are designing a container garden for your own personal amusement and appreciation, you are going to want some color and levity in your garden to welcome people into your home. Du kan gå med eventuelle farger du vil, men for ferien, rødt alltid synes å gjøre godt. You can accomplish this with winterberries or just dogwood, which has a reddish-yellow bark.

Getting green into the mix should be relatively easy since leaves and pines are usually green. To get the most color, plant and care for live plants, which will keep that vibrant green color. Du kan også blande i forskellige typer planter for en rekke shades. Juniper can give off a very light green color while monterey and false cypress will give you a darker green.

Other ways to bring in color include mixing some fruits in with your container garden. Oranges and green apples will give you the brightest, most eye-catching colors, while your winterberries will grow along with your garden and attract birds. Also, consider the container itself. Instead of an ordinary clay pot, paint it with some attractive designs or buy a brightly colored container.

Finally, to give your container garden some smells and texture, you can gather dry plant material and put that on the edges of the garden . Disse kan være pinecones eller tørrede blomster, men du kan bruge din egen kreativitet og lige så godt indarbejde tørrede ting som du finder omkring dit hjem.

Top – Coleus. Bottom L – Rex Begonia. Bottom R – Begonia.

Holiday Gardening Classes

To help with your holiday arts and crafts, Garden Supply Co. in Cary on Old Apex Road, holding classes throughout December.

Wreath-Making Classes: Sunday, December 2 at 2 PM; Thursday, December 6 at 5:30 PM; Saturday, December 8 at 2 PM

Holiday Centerpiece Class: Sunday, December 9 at 2 PM

The store also holds Sip and Shop events to sample wine while looking for gardening gifts for the holidays. These take place on Thursday, November 29 and Thursday, December 6 at 5:30 PM.

Garden Supply Co. is located at 1421 Old Apex Rd. in Cary.


Story by staff reports. Photos by Hal Goodtree and the Greenery Nursery. The Gardening Column is sponsored by Garden Supply Company on Old Apex Road in Cary.

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