Finials have no practical use other than to look their best in the landscape and adorn the tops of columns. Admire these traditional finishing details from the cozy warmth of your home when they peek through a soft layer of snow.
2. Faux Greenery
Transform your entrance with an outdoor-rated boxwood sphere; so realistic and yet so weather-resistant! The spheres of greenery can be displayed on the ground or in a container and wrapped with mini lights for the holidays
3. Whimsical accents
Glazed ceramic apples are just what the doctor ordered to add a hint of whimsy! The sunset-red touches on the front porch and stairs are perfect as fall (or year-round) decor.
4. Faithful friend
Your breed of choice can guard the front entrance in every season, whether by itself as a single focal point, in flanking pairs at the entrance, or amongst your containers planted with pansies or filled with pine cones.
5. Winter containers
Cast stone containers are ubiquitous in old country entrances for a good reason: nothing connotes elegance, comfort, and stability more than urn-shaped pots. Filled with winter greenery, they announce the merriment to come over the holidays.
Pick one of these for your home, or pick them all. These suggestions are meant to beautify your outdoor spaces all year long, while especially adding to your décor when you cannot rely on plants. Learn to love them in all seasons, in bright sun or deep snow, from indoors or outdoors, from year to year.
Annie Huston is a French native who has made Denver her chosen home for decades. A graduate of the University of Denver, she spent 30 years in the landscaping industry earning multiple awards for her designs of outdoor container plantings. Annie co-owns with her daughter Morgan Birdsall & Co. The Garden Boutique in Englewood and Birdsall & Co. The Urban Nursery in RiNo, shops known for fountains, containers, outdoor furniture and indoor plants.
Birdsall & Company
The Garden Boutique
2870 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113 303-722-2535 birdsallgardenstoredenverco.com
Birdsall & Co.
The Urban Nursery
3040 Blake St. #131 Denver, CO 80205 720-476-6899 plantnurserydenver.com
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