Creating a beautiful container to enjoy during the winter months is an easy way to extend the gardening season. Containers are an adaptable and versatile element of the landscape that can display the best of what nature has to offer at this time of year. Most if not all the material you need can be found just outside your door. Whether your container is large or small, or for use indoors or outdoors, grab your pruners, step outside, and give it a go this season.
Comprising the bulk of the winter container, evergreens provide structure and foundation. There are a wide variety of materials to choose from throughout the Northern Plains. The scalelike needles of American arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis, Zones 2–7) and juniper (Juniperus spp. and cvs., Zones 2–9) provide blue-green foliage as well…
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