The outdoor dining table is styled with evergreen plants and winter-friendly floral. Anytime you're dressing up your porch for the holidays and using floral, it's best to simply keep it out while entertaining, then bring it back it once you're done. Evergreens are weather-resistant and can stay out all year long.
Whether your favorite pour is Bourbon or rye, Scotch or Irish, there's a warm whiskey cocktail for everyone this winter. Gather friends and family 'round the fireplace, mug in hand, and let the January winds blow.
Bring your magical garden friends inside this winter with a little pine cone gnome, fairy and friendly elf. Hot glue a hazelnut to the top of a pine cone to create the head and body. Then cut out hats, mittened hands, scarves, beards and wings out of colored felt. Glue them to your pine cone friends and let them frolic in your indoor plants while winter is in town.
A woodsy motif sets a rustic tone in the 2007 HGTV Dream Home kids bedroom, called "the bunk room." Faux bois wallpaper perfectly suits the home's Winter Park, Utah location and child-sized furniture makes the space especially kid-friendly.
Turnips graced the Pilgrims’ tables often. Easy to grow and storage friendly, turnips provided a perfect crop for the early settlers. Turnips also were used to help feed livestock in winter. The ‘Purple Top White Globe’ turnip dates to pre-1880.
Before: This neutral living room is a great backdrop for an entertaining-ready winter space. With the right luxurious details and designer touches, it can be inexpensively transformed into a welcoming gathering place for friends and family.
Ornamental grasses combine well with perennials, especially native plants like Tennessee purple coneflower (Echinacea tennesseensis). A planting partner for purple coneflower is ‘Blonde Ambition’ blue grama grass (Bouteloua ‘Blonde Ambition’), which offers a strong stem structure that stands up to summer storms and winter snow. ‘Blonde Ambition’ doesn’t self-sow aggressively, so it won’t take over perennial plantings. This plant combination is ideal for a wildlife-friendly garden. ‘Blonde Ambition’ grows 28 to 32 inches tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
Since the holidays are all about entertaining friends and family, set the scene on your front porch with weather-resistant elements that invite people over to sit and stay a while. From the bean bag chairs to the rich wooden bar cart, all of these elements are easy to move around and can be easily stored out of sight in the cold winter months.
A winter mulch can be a gardener’s best friend, especially around new additions to the landscape. That extra mulch layer can help prevent frost heave around new plants that may not have an extensive root system to help keep them anchored in soil as it freezes and thaws. Put a 2-inch-thick layer around the base of plants to insulate roots and