Posted on Oct 19th, 2008 by Allison (In the Garden)

Yesterday I decided to plant my “winter garden.”    Last year I bought a couple of decorative kale that stayed beautiful through the entire winter, along with the pansies.  So I thought why not replace all my summer annuals and enjoy color all year long?  

I found a several varieties on sale at My Garden Nursery, just up the street, and was inspired to create a purple/pink/green and white themed garden.   Here are the results.

Winter planter box
Along the rock wall
More along the rock wall

I still have plans to add kale and pansies to pots on the patio, but they’re still filled with blooming fuscias and other lovely flowers, so that will have to wait for a week or so.  Do you have any “winter garden” plans?

By the way,  my cute little hummingbird is STILL coming to feed from my fuschsia every day.  Doesn’t he know he should have headed south over a month ago?  I’m a bit worreid about him 🙁

(11) Comments   


Ashley Rae on October 19th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Aw, how beautiful. I’m jealous that you actually have plants that stay beautiful through the winter. Everything is starting to die, here. How fun.

I love that little chinese house/thing in your garden 🙂

Jennifer Pearce on October 19th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

It must be fun to have color during winter. I don’t think that is possible here in Utah. I am getting very excited already for some springtime gardening though! I may need lots of help and advice on what to plant and how/where to plant it when the time comes. 🙂 I don’t think my thumb is very green yet.

irene on October 19th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

I love your winter garden. How wonderful and refreshing to look out on a grey day and see pink, purples, green and white. Really the garden looks great. All our annual flowers in AZ died during the hot summer. I hope to go and get some plants and get them in before we go back to Utah next week.

Kathleen on October 19th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

How beautiful your garden is. I regret moving to a condo that doesn’t even have a terrace or balcony, much less a patio garden. I love your color combinations Allison and look forward to seeing photo’s of your flower pots.

Chris on October 20th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

I don’t have many winter garden plans, just keeping the bermuda grass out of my plants, I guess. 🙁 Your garden is beautiful, I have always loved those cabbage-y looking plants. I’m sure your hummingbird friend will be ok.

Michelle on October 20th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

Beautiful! Very nice color choices, you always do a lovely job.

Mr. Hummingbird is very confused. Poor baby.

Jean on October 20th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

An interior designer, a writer, Political expert, web designer, Photographer, and now landscape artist.

There is no end to your talent and ability..

Allison on October 20th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

LOL… I’m a jack of all trades, master of none….

kaylyn on October 22nd, 2008 at 3:57 pm

I love your winter garden. It’s very beautiful! I want to live in Washington, it’s not fair! 🙂

Kristin on October 26th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

Allison’s garden is such a delightful little place! Always changing and growing. I like seeing the new improvements each time I visit. These kale plants keep up the color as the more summery plants become more muted.

Coby on April 24th, 2015 at 1:27 pm

I’ve been searching for purple white and green gardens and finally found your page. It’s exactly what I’m hoping to achieve. HOw did your winter garden hold up (I know this post is a few years old)? I’m in Vancouver, BC so have very similar conditions.

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