What to do with outdoor containers after the growing season - will they make it through the winter?
Any of the other materials used for outdoor containers including the newest recycled weatherproof plastic containers, concrete, marble, metal, fiberglass, wood and cast iron are the best bets to endure our tough outdoor conditions - generally for many seasons.
|Recycled Weatherproof Plastic|
Put on the creative cap and have fun. Here are some basic guidelines, there are no absolute style rules:
This is a rectangular metal container (they have square too) from Room and Board. If you're looking for weatherproof, there are more metal containers on the market then just a few years ago.
It's filled with internet ordered curly willow - that have lasted several years. They are stored in the basement in the off season. At the base are free fir branch cuttings from a nearby Christmas tree lot. Our outdoor containers are placed on our patio with a view from the living room - quite nice!
This urn contains layered evergreen pine, blue spruce, and fir branches with tucked in winterberry and pine cones. Look for assorted green boughs in garden centers or try artificial.
The low container with birch, tillandsia and pinecones is meant for an indoor table but the same idea would work on an outdoor space. Instead of the air plants, opt for sprigs of pine or similar.
This concrete container has curly willow, free fir cuttings from a Christmas tree lot and winterberry.
For more examples and ideas, check Pinterest or search outdoor container images online.
|Glazed Container with birch branches and pinecones|
Happy outdoor container decorating fun!