Quick winter spruce-ups

8 smart ways to refresh your garden for the season

Winter garden

Dress a tabletop add lighting warm up furnishings and brighten a border

Thomas J. Story

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White cyclamen

  • White cyclamen

    White cyclamen appear to flutter above silvery dusty-miller foliage and eucalyptus pods. Arrange the woody pieces in a triangle one stem to the right one to the left and one across then tuck in flowers.

Use seasonal colors to create an elegant new look with a palette of burgundy, bright green, and white.

1. Dress a tabletop

Arrange miniature deep green conifers around a trio of taller lime green ones in a low taupe bowl.

After the holidays, plant them in garden beds.

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2. Add lighting

For a soft glow at night, wrap tree trunks and branches with strands of white lights.

Define borders by placing small candles in glass holders along mow strips, walls, and walkways.

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3. Warm up furnishings

Make patio chairs more inviting with seat cushions and pillows covered in outdoor fabrics to match the flowers.

Above, white fabric picks up on the border's white blooms, adding to the garden's serene palette.


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