I bought this planter the first winter after we bought Cranberry Cottage. It has been sitting neglected on the cottage lately. I decided to make a winter arrangement in it as I plan on starting my Christmas decorating at the cottage when we can get up there next time. I have really been pulled to more natural looking decorations lately so I filled the planter with moss pulled from our side garden. Bits of periwinkle came up with the moss but I think it looks nice that way. I then added some faux hellebore's and holly berries. Last I stuck in some small pinecones to complete it.
I just hope the birds do not do too much damage to it. I could not use real holly from our garden as there are no berries this year. Last year our holly trees were full of berries so I wonder if this is a sign it will be a mild winter?