Urban Garden Winterizing

My recent postings here on HT have dealt with using a cast of characters to add ambience to one's indoor succulent garden (or anywhere in their home) through the use of whimsical figurines.

And because this past Sunday was Advent, it is time to share with you how certain whimsical figurines can add pizazz to one's succulent garden and throughout his/her home during the pre-Christmas season.

However, before I delve into that topic, and, since we are approaching (and may have reached) the season of the "W" word (W-I-n-T-E-R) in the northeastern United States, I would like to share with you some of the methods I have used in bygone years to winterize my urban (NYC) garden.

It is not too late for urban gardeners to think about how they might winter over their plants, shrubs, and herbs for the season. As most HT readers know, I have a lovely garden on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (as seen in image one), that is the result of years of “proper” winterizing, which I will be doing once again this Thursday, December 5th, and after that time (probably 12-7-13), I will provide more "how-to" specifics!
But if you want a "sneak preview," please see info @ https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/app_119255214825893

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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  • Emily Green Emily Green on Dec 03, 2013
    @TheLastLeafGardener Looks fantastic!
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    • TheLastLeafGardener TheLastLeafGardener on Dec 09, 2013
      @Emily Green It has been said that if you want to make God laugh tell him your plans. I was only able to do part of my garden winterizing on 12-5-13 so I did not write what I intended on Saturday! Here is an aerial photo (picture one) of what we accomplished so far but it will look much better when we complete our work as you might surmise from the second phot-op which shows how my garden looked after being winterized and prepared for Christmas in 2012. It is a similar photo to the one included in my post but I hope you'll stay tuned! BTW, we had our first light snowfall (as seen in photo three) soon after my flora was wrapped, I need to figure out the logistics of my getting to and from the bird feeders in the event of a heavy snowfall.
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Dec 04, 2013
    Is that a Chamaecyparis nootkatensis in the corner? Love those!
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    • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Dec 10, 2013
      @TheLastLeafGardener I'm glad it is making a rebound, for you and the birds.