Reporting Holly Wagner
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This is a good time to swap out your planters with greens that will weather the cooler temperatures.
Susie Bachman from Bachman’s Garden Center gives some advice on how you can dress up your yard even when the weather gets cold.
First, Bachman said to get some spruce tops which are most commonly used in outdoor planters during the winter months.
Get a bundle, lay them out and put the largest one in the middle of the planter. Then push in the smaller ones around the edges.
Continue by using white pine to skirt around the edge of the planter.
Next, Bachman suggests using accent greens like berried juniper and oregonia.
And finally, decorate it with pine cones, bulbs or garden decorations like sparkly sticks or a nice red mesh bow.
Susie also sais before you replant, it’s a good idea to till the soil or add fresh soil to the planter.
This will keep your evergreen planter looking nice throughout the season.