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.