Winter doesn’t have to be miserable if you plant a colourful ice garden!
Fill balloons* with food colouring and water, then tie them up. If you hang them upside down while they freeze, they create a beautiful teardrop shape. If you’re going for the egg shape, lay them down (with the open end down) in the snow. They take about 2-3 days to freeze completely in -15°C to -20°C, depending on their size.
Once they are frozen, remove the balloons and plant your garden! They can be admired from your window, or up close. This is also a fun experiment to do with kids. (If you’re feeling creative, you can also try different shaped balloons.)
Tip: If you make them smaller, they are less likely to crack while freezing.
*I use the helium quality balloons, they’re less likely to break under the weight.