Christmas is a time of celebration. Time to turn on the lights, cook special dishes and decorate the house and yard. It’s time to dump her and move on. I start decorating after Thanksgiving because I want to enjoy the decoration for at least three weeks, not just a few days. If you are trying to get things off the roof, you should have plenty of time to enjoy the person in December.
I start by putting the birthday scene in the living room, taking out my big Santa and deciding where to go this year. Then I fill the container with mangola in the living room and prepare it for different places in the house with green and holly fruits. Fresh green plants make it a lot of fun.
Magnolia is probably my favorite green plant. It is shiny, I have a dark green and a cinnamon-brown with velvet underneath. I like small-leafed magnolia like Little Gem and Teddy Bear. The tree is small in size and can fit into a small garden and the leaves are small so they are easy to use in preparation. ‘Hasse’ is another large magnolia to plant because this type of magnolia is very narrow and has small, well-shaped leaves that fit into small spaces. My favorite is Velvet underneath.
Another favorite is boxwood. You can use it to make a beautiful wreath or to mix it with other green plants. I want to mix a little magnolia and add a little bit of light fiber to make the event glow. Holly is a favorite green used. Shiny leaves and interestingly shaped leaves add to the texture of an arrangement. It also goes well with cedar or juniper.
The wreaths are an excellent decoration not only to greet the front door but also to be used in different rooms during the holidays. To make the wreath last longer, soak it in cold water before using it, use LED lights if you plan to use the lights, and remove the leaves from a heat sink or radiator. You can also use anti-vibration protections that you can buy in a hardware store. It maintains a clean and flexible film to retain moisture in the leaves of plants, reducing water loss. This can be used on all fresh greens.
Pine cones can be a great decorating tool. Ribbon and pinnacle are used as festive crowns or swags or used only in preparation. It is fun and easy to make wreaths or swings or just use them in preparation. Cut a wire about 10 inches long and insert the wire into the grooves under each cone shell. The wire needs to be wrapped around the cone and loosened to attach the two ends to the form or to wrap the cone.
Do not forget to add a few green plants on the outside. Decorate the garden with a beautiful bow, place a wreath on the balcony, or hang some Spanish bananas on a tree. These little touches are fun to look at outside and often stay outside the door for long periods of time because of the humidity outside.
When you want to choose the greens you use, first look at your garden. Pine, magnolia, cedar, pine, juniper, bokwood, camellia leaves, rhododendron, mountain laurel, holly, and other green plants can all be used for decoration. Herbs are also good because every time you wash them with herbs like rosemary, it smells good.
Now, thinking long and hard, if you do not have greenery to cut, you need to think about what kind of shrubs you can plant in your garden to have the foliage inside. With good landscapes, you can have a beautiful backyard and bring it in for use.
Plant holsters on both sides of the front door to give you year-round interest. Choose a sturdy wooden box, such as Wintergreen, to create a beautiful fence or pattern. You can cut this species and it will grow faster. It is less susceptible to boxwood outbreaks, which is a real plus and tends to stay green all winter, with some having a slight bronze appearance when the temperature drops to teenagers. Juniper is an amazing green that I use to make garlands and it is very strong and easy to grow. I mentioned three magnolia that are compatible with most gardens, ‘Hasse’ is very narrow.
I do not recommend it for jewelry because it is an uncontrolled invader in my area. It was nice to remove a few pieces at the event because I was once told that something needed to drip on the edge to hide the top of the item and I tried not to forget this. Ivy is good for this purpose.
I hope I have never been to the poet Laurel, ‘Danae Resmosa’ or ‘sarcococca saligna’. They both have long arch branches and narrow willow-like leaves. These are two of my favorite shrubs and I love both of them.
Consider planting a few new shrubs or shrubs in your garden and enjoy using them indoors. Your annual circumcision may be cutting them off.
Betty Montgomery is a senior gardener and author of “Hydrangeas: How to Grow, Grow and Enjoy” and “Four-Season Southern Garden.” She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.