Garden Cuttings for the Prettiest Winter Decor
The winter garden may seem quiet, but it's filled with all-natural decorations.
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Most of us like to bring some cheer into our homes over the festive season. For many, that involves a Christmas tree. But unless your tree is a living one, and your decorations are all-natural and plastic-free, this is not the most sustainable of choices.
But why not consider plants to cut and bring indoors for decoration? You might be able to find some excellent options growing in your own garden, or in the surrounding area. Pruning a few branches or taking a few cuttings here and there won't do much harm to the plants. And the material you take can brighten your inside environment over the holiday season.
Let's take a look at some of the plants you can find or grow in your garden that will provide cut material for holiday and winter displays.
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The first and perhaps most obvious answer is to stop bringing trees indoors and instead content yourself with some of their branches. Conifer branches with their deep green hues are perfect for a traditional mid-winter feeling. They can be used to make wreaths or garlands. They can be popped in a vase or other container to make a mini-tree to decorate. Or simply spread abundantly over windowsills, mantles, table centers, or other surfaces along with other plants on this list.
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Another traditional choice for Christmas decorations is holly. This is a classic component of Christmas wreaths and its lush, dark green leaves and bright red berries definitely bring some sense of life and color into your home.