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February 6th, 2013 - Hardy winter plants, Valentine's Day gifts from Chris Olsen

Landscapes and planters can start to look drab in the winter. But no fear, Chris is here!

He's shows you colorful winter hardy plants on this Home & Garden Wednesday. Plus he shares some great Valentine's Day gifts.

Hardy Winter Plants

I don't know about some of you, but this time of year my landscape and some of my containers look drab. No fear, Chris is here!!! There are several different varieties of winter hardy plants that not only thrive in the winter but give color in one form or another. One of my favorites is the Lenten Rose. This plant comes is so many colors and varieties. You have your chose of white, green, pink, to deep burgundy. They are hardy and bloom all winter. But do not forget about the evergreen coral bells. They to come in an assortment of colors from lime green to deep rich purple foliage. They grow like a hosta in semi-shade.

Don't forget about using plants like variegated ivy and even green ivy. Also the silver white hues of dusty miller makes this plant a wonderful winter choice as well. We think of it as an annual but in the South it is an perennial for the most part. 

Valentine Delights

Score major brownie points with that perfect Valentine gift. Sure you can buy cut flowers, but something different and unique will give a lasting impression. What about giving candy in a metal heart shape tin so that when the candy is gone, you have a heart box that will last for years to come? Why not collect an assortment of different little items and then wrap them all in one box. I like to find several different hearts, some glass, some metal, and some ceramic, place them all in one box and then fill the box with heart shaped candy. What a thoughtful gift! Don't forget that you can also give a live plant in a funky pot. This will last for weeks to come. Let Chris show you how to put romance into your life.....simple and easy....

January 23rd, 2013 - Growing from Seeds - watch now

January 9th, 2013 - Easy Propagation - watch now

December 19th, 2012 - Ornaments by Nature - watch now

December 12th, 2012 - Easy Gift Ideas - watch the video

December 5th, 2012 - Chris hosts a look at Holiday Tour of Homes - check it out

November 21st, 2012 - It's all about the details when it comes to Christmas - watch the segment

November 14th, 2012 - Mom's Outdoor Oasis revealed - watch the segment

November 7th, 2012 - Planting bulbs - watch now

October 24th, 2012 - Winterizing your lawn - watch now

October 17th, 2012 - LIVE footage from the Olsen Home - watch now

October 10th, 2012 - Hardy Evergreens and Winter Containers - watch now

October 3rd, 2012 - The Perfect Pumpkin and Miniature Gardens - watch now

September 26th, 2012 - Pumpkin Terrariums and Haunting Potion Bottles - watch now

September 19th, 2012 - Spooky Pumpkins with Chris Olsen - watch now

September 12th, 2012 - Autumn Brunch and Potted Pumpkins - watch now

September 5th, 2012 - Indoor Topiaries and Fall Wreaths - watch now

August 29th, 2012 - Stepping Stones and Pickled Squash - watch now

August 15th, 2012 - Poached Apples are great - watch now

July 25th, 2012 - Memory Jars and Perennial Care - watch now

July 18th, 2012 - Orange Iced Tea & Stressed Plants - watch now

July 11th, 2012 - Butterflies! - watch now

July 4th, 2012 - Zesty Corn Salad - watch now

June 27th, 2012 - Decorating for July 4th - watch now

June 6th, 2012 - Wild Animal Containers - watch now

May 23rd, 2012 - Fruit Smores are a healthy snack - watch now

May 16th, 2012 - Sweet Smelling Shrubs and Growing Citrus in the South - watch now

May 9th, 2012 - Mother's Day ideas - watch now

May 2nd, 2012 - Summer Color - watch now

April 25th, 2012 - Terrariums and Glowing Containers - watch now

April 18th, 2012 - Beet and Apple Green Salad and Deer Proofing - watch now

April 11th, 2012 - Make potted containers hot and Pots with a twist - watch now

April 4th, 2012 - Easter table and Heat tolerant plants - watch now

March 28th, 2012 - Easter Nest and Yard Art Bunny - check it out

March 21st, 2012 - Made in the shade

March 14th, 2012 - Get Ready for Spring

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flower Delights! Watch the videos!

February 22nd, 2012 - Using PH to alter plant colors - watch now

February 17th, 2012 - Planting Winter Vegetables and Spring and Summer Color - watch now

February 1st, 2012 - Great Valentines segment - watch now

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