Ideas for the winter terrace

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Many terraces are now deserted - the potted plants are in the frost-free winter quarters, the garden furniture in the basement, the terrace bed is hardly considered until spring. Here are just in the cold season under shrubs and woody real treasures to discover that make the view from the living room window to the real joy. In our easy-care solution, Christmas roses (Helleborus niger) and ground-covering carpet Japanese sedges (Carex morrowii ssp. Foliosissima) light up the partially shaded terrace patch. A witch hazel (Hamamelis 'Pallida') and the red dogwood 'Winter Beauty' border the seat to the side.

Witch Hazel: Fascinating winter bloomers

Witch hazel and ivy

Witch hazel (Hamamelis intermedia) 'Orange Beauty', 'Arnold Promise', 'Diane' planted with ivy (Hedera) and snowdrop (Galanthus) with balls of moss

The witch hazel (witch hazel) can not be intimidated by frosty temperatures. Early flowering varieties open the first buds in protected locations as early as December. In large containers, the slowly growing wood also thrives on the terrace. Water regularly, avoid waterlogging and replant the plants every few years. In autumn, witch hazel delights with colorful foliage.

Color swatches in bright yellow

Winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum)

Winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum)

Depending on the weather, winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) starts to bloom between December and January. In order to keep the long shoots in shape and reliably produce new buds annually, the wood is cut back again and again. At a climbing aid, he grows well up and greened screens, trellis or a pergola.

Colorful bows are good for everyone

Blue cedar juniper and false cypress

You can wrap conifers winter-proof in the pot: The pots of blue-cedar juniper (Juniperus squamata) 'Blue Star' and cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) 'wire' are packed with coco mat and red fleece. Branches of ornamental apples (Malus), red-dyed oak leaves and a small bird feeder house on a stick with dumplings act as additional decorative elements

Winter hardy plants such as blue cedar juniper 'Blue Star' (Juniperus squamata) and cypress 'Wire' (Chamaecyparis obtusa) also need protection in the frosty pot garden so that the root ball does not freeze. Ornamental apples and oak leaves decorate the evergreens. Do not forget to water on frost-free days!

Blooming for fence and walls

Christmas roses, sugarloaf spruce and ivy

Pots of hellebore (Helleborus niger) and Sugarloaf spruce (Picea glauca) 'Conica' on the fence with cones and ivy (Hedera) as decoration fill the picture

In order to make the most of the available space, smart gardeners will dare to climb up in winter. In the pots, white-flowered Christmas roses and a dwarf sugar-throated spruce (Picea glauca 'Conica') were planted. As a decorative element, next to cones, glittering Christmas baubles and stars are offered in the Advent season.

Always an eye-catcher: high-quality terracotta pots

Terracotta pots

In the garden center you will find a large selection of terracotta pots

The frost-proof Italian clay pots are heavy and have their price, but for potted plants, the neat, sturdy terracotta pots are the ideal home. So that the irrigation water can drain well, they are placed on small wooden strips or clay feet. Until the potted plants can return to the outdoors in spring, red dogwood branches decorate the Mediterranean vessels until the onset of winter. Threatens permanently severe frost, it covers all freestanding terracotta better and wrapped with Juteleinen.

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