Monday, 11 November 2013


                                       Living Winter Garden

                       Good Monday Morning!!

           Yes I have to admit it....let it out.....I'm a Copy Cat!!

               Remember my inspiration photo


         Just as the snow is falling I'm out around the yard gathering 
                 plants and branches for my Living Winter Garden.

                       Hydrangeas, Black Eyed Suzies that had 
                               gone to seed, cuttings from my
                           Eucalyptus bush, Ornamental Cabbage,
                                 cuttings from Cedars, Evergreens,
                                           Russian Sage.

               I knew I had the perfect chair and a basket that was
                    in the shed that would hold all my cuttings.
                                 Then I went to work 
                     First I put oasis in the bottom of the basket
                  then I started assembling all the cuttings with the 
                       highest at the back. Once it was full and to my 
                             liking I tied it to the back of the bistro 
                                 chair with florist wire. 
                                     Gave it a good watering so it would
                                            freeze and stay fresh.

                         Next came the branches that I cut from 
                                        my silver spruce.
                                 Laid them on the seat then 
                            I added an old lantern that was missing
                                   some glass and a outdoor candle.
                                        You know the kind with the 
                                   remote so that you can turn it on at

                        Now stand back and admire!


Here I added some colour with my rain/winter
garden  boots.
Also a burlap ribbon to the lantern.

Look who got in this picture!!

Here is another view taken at night!

Love it!

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  1. Your a great copy cat Linda...that looks so pretty!

  2. Wonderful display great job I prefer yours ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

  3. I love this Linda! It came out beautifully. I did up my containers on Saturday and am wanting to have a chair out there to set one on. I have the chair on the back deck that I suppose I could put out front but I'd miss it's pretty green brightness all winter out the dining room window. I'll figure something out soon. I should water mine too. One is stared to freeze already. Have a great week.

  4. I love it! I think yours looks so pretty with the cabbage added to it. I never did find those this year to add to my Fall planters. You're better about planting outside in the cold than I am. It's nice that you can enjoy that in the snow too.

  5. It's a super copy and a wonderful look.

  6. So sweet and hey here they would be covered in snow. Watching people that have not put on their snow tires struggle to get up our hill. :)

  7. it looks amazing!!! I'm loving all the winter gardens out there. Need to get out and do the same.

    By the way - my sock knitting project is coming along beautifully - almost finished one already. But everything is on hold because we got a new addition to our family - Jesse, a 10 week old Jack Russell terrier cross. He won't let me do anything right now - as soon as I sit down, he wants to rest beside me.

  8. That looks wonderful....looks like you took the inspiration and improved on it! Good job :-)

  9. Love everything you did! Those boots are adorable, too! I wanted to stop by and invite you to link up at a party that I and twelve other bloggers are hosting... We'd love for you to link up your beautiful winter garden, and any other post you'd like. Hope to see you there!

  10. Such a beautiful arrangement. Love the lantern and those boots are perfect. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

  11. So pretty! Your red boots add a nice splash of color.

  12. Your displays are beautiful! You have such creativity. I love the red boots!! I am your newest follower and look forward to visiting your beautiful blog. I invite you to follow me back at . I hope you visit and look forward to seeing your next display as well.

    Betty (maddiebellahome)

  13. Thanks so much for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Have a wonderful weekend!