Hi from Ten Gables,
You can have flowers in the garden all winter, even in cold climates (unless covered with snow)! Just paint a few rocks and scatter about!
Years ago when I first moved to Florida from Kentucky, I went out in the yard looking for rocks to put in a terrarium, and of course found none! There are few rocks in Florida, and none on my land. So I have to buy rocks, which I do quite often. I really just can't be without rocks! I love rocks! I like them in baskets, in the garden, on the corners of a tablecloth to keep the wind from blowing it away. I love to look at them, to feel smooth rocks. So every now and again, just for fun, I paint some. Sometimes I do animals or birds on them, making the rock actually look like a sitting animal or bird. I painted these as gifts. They can be in the garden as accents or even used as a paperweight or a decorative accessory. So easy and quick. You can be creative and paint any kind of flower. Use acrylic paint and finish off with an acrylic spray finish to protect them. The paint will last for years.
Creativity is not just for artists, but for everyone!