When designing the look for a winter container, one might assume the options would be much more limiting than those of the summer container. Ostensibly that may be true as the evergreen choices are not nearly as varied as the myriad of summer flowers. However that does not mean that one cannot exercise flair and creativity with one’s winter greens. I thoroughly love to play with texture, foliage and the subtle color gradations of the winter stems and branches. Here I used some silver dollar eucalyptus, huckleberry stems, red twig dogwood, shore pine branches, a couple different types of cedar and some pine cones. There are plenty of other options as well: variegated boxwood stems, curly willow branches, spruce tips, noble fir branches, and winterberry stems. As you will see the results speak for themselves.