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Create Fun Winter Photos with Container Plants Brought in for the Winter

By DavidofDeLand
February 8, 2014

Bringing in all those prized plants we have sure is a chore in winter. Here in Florida, they're in one week and out the next; all to be done over again the following week, it seems, this time of year. Dragging things in for the freezes creates Miniature Garden photo opportunities. Plants can look great with the addition of a couple of items from the glass case inside. Using those things and touching them once in a while brings them back to life!

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 7, 2014 6:10 PM CST
David: Loved this article; so creative and so much fun; thank you for sharing your creativity and the great ideas!
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Feb 7, 2014 7:37 PM CST
What a fun thing to do! I don't grow any plants in pots that I'd have to bring inside, but this has me thinking that maybe I should do that this year!
Natalie
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dirtdorphins
Feb 7, 2014 8:03 PM CST
I have a jungle of house plants and many that get to go outside for a few months of the year, but alas, no glass case!

hmmm, plenty of other fodder though...hmmm
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Feb 7, 2014 9:19 PM CST
very creative
Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Feb 7, 2014 10:27 PM CST
I agree , such creative ideas! Thanks for a great article and the suggestions.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Feb 7, 2014 10:37 PM CST
Been collecting plants to put into containers...now I think I should be collecting colorful, fun objects to be putting into the containers.
Again, you have given us much by sharing your creativity with us, David. Big Grin
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Feb 8, 2014 4:14 AM CST
I agree Thanks David!! Hurray! Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
Susan

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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 8, 2014 4:46 AM CST
Thank you very much everybody. I appreciate every thumb, acorn, and the kind words a lot! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Jean
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qwilter
Feb 8, 2014 6:15 AM CST
Can always count on David to bring plants that make us SMILE!!!!!
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Name: Jean
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rocklady
Feb 8, 2014 8:11 AM CST
@DavidofDeLand You are so creative. Your containers are certainly conversation pieces! It's a good day for DeLand even though it's raining outside. My banner and your interesting article.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
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Moby
Feb 8, 2014 8:13 AM CST
It's all about perspective, and you nailed it! Thumbs up
Where are we going, and why am I in this hand-basket?
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Feb 8, 2014 8:44 AM CST
Creating a miniature garden is a lot of fun. I did a Japanese miniature garden a few years ago and every year I add some new annuals with the little hardy trees. It stays outside for the winter, so most of the plant material dies out. Adding the figurines/characters to create a scene is fun.
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Feb 8, 2014 8:47 AM CST
This is such a great article, David! I love your creativity, and the fact that you most generously share it, thereby spreading the inspiration for all of us to 'think' more creatively. Thumbs up Love that!
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Feb 9, 2014 2:50 PM CST
@DavidofDeLand Did your Uncle Paul create Porthos and Aramis too, or just Athos?
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 9, 2014 4:38 PM CST
I wish he had, and I had all 3! No, just Athos. Smiling

Again, to all who have such nice words to say after my last Thank You to the first batch of comments on the article;...Thank you again and know it matters to me and am appreciative!

Spring is getting here fast and I'm glad the kids are back out for sure!

David

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