Winter Cheer Containers

As the light levels fall and summer weather gets pushed farther and farther into memory, we wonder if our gardens and porches have to look so desolate. The answer is “No!” Celebrate the season with a holiday hanging basket!

At Portland Nursery, we have all the supplies you need to create your own winter basket. Celebrate the season with the smell of conifers!

Winter Cheer Containers

Gather your Supplies

Supplies needed: 1) Hanging baskets. Those left over from summer are fine. We tend to use iron baskets with coir fiber linings. 2) Potting soil. 3) Christmas greens, cut floral items, and any other decorations you would like to accent your basket with.

holiday basket

A good design principle is to add the most structural and colorful items in odd numbers. Trim off leaves, needles, and branches from the base of your material so that it’s easier to position in the soil.

Use our Seasonal Container Designs

Our container designs are arranged by month. The designs were done with plants that are generally available that month or season. Arrange them by season using the selector below: December-January-February for winter months, etc.