Decorating for the Holidays: Decorating with things from the garden

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Decorating for the Holidays

By Paul2032
December 6, 2012

Judicious pruning around the garden can provide materials for holiday decorating.

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Dec 5, 2012 9:29 PM CST
Paul, both of those arrangements are just gorgeous. You have a real knack for arranging cuttings from the garden.
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vic
Dec 6, 2012 4:02 AM CST
Thank you for posting this Paul Thumbs up
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springcolor
Dec 6, 2012 1:41 PM CST
WOW! Beautiful.
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plantladylin
Dec 7, 2012 11:38 AM CST
Paul: Wow, those arrangements are Gorgeous! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up I agree totally ...anyone can decorate beautifully with a few sprigs etc. found in their garden!
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Dec 10, 2012 7:23 PM CST
Paul
You insired me to do a bit of decorating
Thumb of 2012-12-11/springcolor/3d9542 Thumb of 2012-12-11/springcolor/ef7295
Thumb of 2012-12-11/springcolor/55fecb Sorry this is sideways but the lemon cypress is so tall.
Anyway, thanks Paul!! Looks better in really life. Whistling Whistling
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valleylynn
Dec 10, 2012 7:32 PM CST
Looks great in the photos Spring.
I still haven't done anything. *Blush*
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Paul2032
Dec 10, 2012 7:56 PM CST
Pretty....surprising what a little natural green will do.
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springcolor
Dec 10, 2012 9:19 PM CST
Thanks!
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vic
Dec 11, 2012 3:35 AM CST
BEAUTIFUL Hurray! Thumbs up
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Aug 26, 2013 1:45 PM CST

Paul maybe you could add an update so we know what to gather as the gardens begin to wither??? Looking forward to your fall and winter suggestions. Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Aug 26, 2013 2:26 PM CST
We are thinking about the same thing. I went for a ride today and saw a rose covered with some nice hips and made a note of that. My foundation will be conifers and other ever greens which I have in my own yard or see in neighbors yards. They don't begrudge me a little judicious pruning. My Son has a nice Holly in his yard and I will use some of it. Perhaps I can find some green and white holly. Then I will look for berried branches, rose hips, crab apples, Hawthorne.or even pyracanthia. I like Mahonia,,Oregon Grape...especially if it has taken on that red bronze color. You can preserve Oregon grape by putting it in 50/50 anti-freeze and water. It takes on a leathery look. I also like a few bare twigs....Go for it....anyone can develope a creative eye if they try.
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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Aug 26, 2013 5:17 PM CST

Yes, we can do it but you always provide wonderful inspiration. Thanks for the lists of things to be watching for as
we are out and about this fall.

Will look forward to your pictures later.
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gingin
Sep 7, 2013 4:31 PM CST
I always make a wreath when I pull the wisteria vines...have one that is probably 4 or 5 years old. In winter it gets greens and such...in spring other stuff. Right now it is decorated with what a friend calls "broom straw"...will have to look for pics. I also have several wreaths drying in the GH waiting to come to life with whatever I find to decorate them with. Thumbs up
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