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October 10th, 2012
Segment 1: Hardy Evergreens Most of our gardens and landscapes look great during the growing season but when it comes to the winter season, not so much. Don't give up hope. There are so many varieties of great low maintenance evergreen shrubs that look great and provide texture and color not only in the winter but all year long.
Here are Chris's favorites:
'Prelude' Pieris Japonica
Emerald Gaiety Euonymus
Assorted Herbs such as parsley, oregano, and rosemary
Segment 2: Winter Containers Give your yard and patio a make over this fall by simply replanted your containers with the winter hardy evergreens. All you have to do is start with the tall plants in the back and staircase down to the front of the pot with an assortment of evergreens as described in the first segment. Remember it is not about symmetry but about balance. Your potted containers do not have to match on both sides of your front door. Just place one large pot on one side and on the other side of the door place two pots, one mid-size and one smaller size.
Add some color with your evergreens such as the new Cool Wave pansies. These trailing pansies will fill more garden space and drape the sides of your pots. Load with flowers, Cool Wave pansies come in an assortment of colors. Add ornamental kale such as my favorite variety the Peacock Kale, ornamental cabbages, and evergreen
October 3rd, 2012 - The Perfect Pumpkin and Miniature Gardens - watch now
September 26th, 2012 - Pumpkin Terrariums and Haunting Potion Bottles - watch now
September 19th, 2012 - Spooky Pumkins with Chris Olsen - watch now
September 12th, 2012 - Autumn Brunch and Potted Pumpkins - watch now
September 5th, 2012 - Indoor Topiaries and Fall Wreaths - watch now
August 29th, 2012 - Stepping Stones and Pickled Squash - watch now
August 15th, 2012 - Poached Apples are great - watch now
July 25th, 2012 - Memory Jars and Perennial Care - watch now
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