Bring colour and life to your garden during the cold winter months with Emma Hardy’s wonderful planting ideas.
There are plenty of creative ways here to bring vitality to your garden in winter, with ideas for planting pots, forcing bulbs, growing winter crops, and more. In the first chapter, Stems and Leaves, you will learn how to make a stunning wreath from succulents, plant a decorative tabletop display of miniature conifers and grow ferns in a reclaimed sink. Add scent to your winter garden with Beautiful Bulbs, where you will find bright hyacinths in glass jars, crocuses in jelly moulds, a china tureen of snowdrops, and other imaginative ideas. Winter Colour has bright designs such as a vivid vertical display of cyclamen in vintage cake tins, an indoor terrarium with hellebores and violas, festive poinsettia pots and a variety of containers planted with small-scale shrubs laden with berries. And if you are keen on growing your own food, there are projects in Winter Harvests to make the most of hardy herbs, cabbages, chard and lettuces. Whether you want to decorate your entrance with colourful pots, brighten up your balcony or windowsills, or grow a winter harvest by the kitchen door, you will find The Winter Garden packed with ideas and inspiration.
About the Author
Emma Hardy is a keen gardener and an equally keen crafter. Emma’s books for CICO include Small Summer Gardens, Teeny Tiny Gardening, Tiny Tabletop Gardens, Handmade Candles and Smudge Sticks, Making Children's Clothes, Quilting in No Time, Hand-Crafted Cards and Green Crafts for Children. Married with two daughters, Emma lives in south London.