DIY Make Your Own Winter Wreath

It’s simple to make a wreath like this one.
Use cuttings from your garden, the forest or a garden center and have fun with it! 🌲⛄️🌿

Here are the cuttings I used. They came from my garden and from the forest. You can use pretty much any type of evergreens. Mix different colors and textures to make your wreath look interesting.

Container Arrangement that will last though the Winter

Here’s a simple arrangement that will last all though the winter. The plants I’ve used are cold tolerant and will do fine in a container. For extra interest I added cuttings from evergreens. They will eventually dry out but I’m counting on them looking nice for at least a few months.

Helleborus ‘Niger’
Skimmia Japonica ‘White Drarf’
Spruce from the forrest
Arborvitae ‘Emerald Green’ from my garden
Tetarian Dogwood from my garden
Helleborus ‘Niger’
The pumpkins from Halloween are still hanging in there

Simple DIY Terracotta Christmas Decorations

It might be too early for Christmas decorations. But when my neighbour cut down his spruce and arborvitae and left a big pile of branches for taking I just couldn’t help myself.

Simple DIY Terracotta Christmas Decorations

This arrangement is really simple. I’ve used:

  • A 3.5 inch (9cm) terracotta pot
  • Soil to hold it all in place
  • Cuttings from a spruce with cones attached to it. Any thicker everygreen branches would work. Pack it full!
  • A few extra fake pine cones
  • Fake apples for some extra color
  • A gnome
Simple DIY Terracotta Christmas Decorations

An even smaller terracotta pot will serve as a home for this little Santa. I’ve used:

Simple DIY Terracotta Christmas Decorations
Christmas – only 2 month to go 😉

Magnolia Loebneri ‘Wildcat’ is Budding

Magnolia Loebneri ‘Wildcat’ is starting to bud

Magnolia Loebneri ‘Wildcat’ is budding and is also getting quite a lot of visitors 🌳🐦🌸. If you’re looking for a tree that puts on quite a show while staying on the smaller side I can recommend this one.

It blooms in early spring with huge, white flowers that are big as a hand, smell heavenly and bloom for weeks.

The tree gets 7-10′ (2-3m) tall and slightly less wide. It prefers sun or part shade and can be planted in US zones 4-8 (Swe zones 1-3).

Giant bird feeder from Wildlife Garden

The bird feeder that we got a few weeks ago is doing it’s job! We’ve got tons of small birds in the garden while the bigger ones are staying away.