Friday, November 28, 2008

Winter Flower Baskets

I like to have baskets of flowers hanging on the front of the house all year round. I usually just use the cheap plastic thing the flowers come in, which usually breaks, but recently I found these metal baskets at the local home improvement store.

They are suspended by chains which shouldn't break. Yippee! So I filled them with soil and put in some red cyclamen and white pansies. They should be perfect now and later for Christmas too. Heck, knowing me they will probably be up there until Valentines Day! And I'll just pretend like I planned it that way.

So here are the finished baskets hanging on the house. I like the way they add a bit of color to the winter garden here Amongst The Oaks. And they match the red cyclamen already in the urns by the front door.


Pieceful Afternoon said...

Simply lovely. In our PNW winters those poor babies would be frozen in a minute. We had heavy frost yesterday - then today it is raining and drizzly so at least no frost. I love the drizzly winters though - at least you don't have to shovel rain.

Tara said...

Oh, Laura, these look great!

JeannieTheDreamer said...

hello friend! Laura, you're so lucky to be able to enjoy these beautiful flowers in your equally beautiful hanging baskets

dama said...

Our poor plants are GONE here in Missouri! We won't see beautiful flowers like those until Spring! One of the many joys you have of living on the West Coast!
We are cutting holly, boxwood, cedar and pine--all for wonderful wreaths and other terrific floral designs!
Your TGiving Preparations looked wonderful! Dana

dana said...

Whoops! That should be DANA!! I hate it when I hit the M! :)

Neabear said...

That looks awesome. I have wanted to something with those kind of baskets. I think I will wait until spring though. I want to get the half circle kind so I can hang them from then deck railing.