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Decorating the Porch for Christmas

By Paul2032
December 15, 2016

I have enough Christmas things to decorate several rooms with much left over, but at this time in my life I keep things simple. I do like to decorate the porch so it will seem welcoming. I prefer natural things like berries, crab apples, evergreens, cones, etc. Most of these things I can collect from my own yard or the yards of family members and friends. I like them arranged in urns or baskets, and they last until the New Year, when I discard them. Here are a couple of examples for this year:

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Paul2032
Dec 16, 2016 1:22 PM CST
I made this hanging one a couple of years ago.


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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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tofitropic
Jan 3, 2017 6:37 AM CST
Wow.. what an arrangement Blinking I tip my hat to you. thanks, it inspired me to try a hanging arrangement.
What is that shiny leaves (the one that looks like shiny mahonia leaves)?.
what was used for the base? floral foam?, how did you kept the leaves shiny/fresh. spray them with water? or did they just stay that way in winter?
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer Tomato Heads
Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Houseplants Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Paul2032
Jan 3, 2017 9:43 AM CST
The shiny leaves are Mahonia, They look nicest where newly cut but are OK for a few weeks. The materials were stuck into a wire basket. Thanks.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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