Green is not just for spring or folks trying to save the environment. Green is for winter. It’s a shame that those lovely pots by your front door sit empty and sad by November without a living green thing in them. What if we could change that? It’s easy to be green, even when the weather turns cold. We all know to plant up the urns in spring and summer with our favorite annuals, perennials and even a shrub or two. We love to revive with color for fall using pansies, grasses, pumpkins and mums. Winter, however, has always been the doldrums for pots, until now! It’s time to turn the winter green!
At Rosehill Gardens, you can buy the greens you need by the pound. We stock an incredible variety. Before Thanksgiving, the shipments start to arrive. Usually, we go through 12 – 20 lb. boxes of Douglas Fir, 8 boxes of Silver Fir, and 12 Incense Cedar. New for this year is Oregonia, dark green and white, it’s very similar to boxwood. We also cut directly from our local farms in Freeman and Miami County, averaging 6 truckloads of Green Mountain Boxwood, Burki Juniper (beautiful blue berries), Blue Spruce, White and Scotch Pine and Western Red Cedar Arborvitae. The Magnolia comes from Tennessee in boxes. We usually use 800-1000 stems! Winterberry adds beautiful red color and sugar cones as well as mini pinecone clusters give structure to any arrangement.
If you want to make the arrangement yourself, start by cutting off your old fall plantings in your containers at the ground level. Go ahead and leave the old soil and roots from those summer and fall plants. Create a winter arrangement with the fresh cut greens. Remember to follow the basic container recipe, thriller, filler and spiller. Spray the entire thing with an antidesicant like Wilt Pruf or Wilt Stop and you are done! Feel free to add your own personal touches, bows, curly willow, red twig dogwood stems for more fun.
Rosehill also has a knowledgeable and creative staff who can design and install the entire winter decoration project for you. It’s so nice to trust our people to take care of business for you. They make it look beautiful and you get all the credit! The designers are scheduling now. Give us a call to your holiday house bling booked!