Monday, December 8, 2008

Tips for the Holiday Gardener

Want to make a few winter arrangements for your home? Go outside and find some evergreen shrubs in your yard you can take cuttings from. Or ask a neighbor or even go foraging in a national forest if you live near one (you may need a permit to do this; contact your local county to ask). You can make wreaths, garlands or just decorate your porch with cuttings and pine cones. If you have access to cedar, this evergreen makes a wonderful accent to your dining table, flower arrangements or use a small sprig to add to the ribbon on a package. Cedar smells terrific and will last for several weeks in your home without water.

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