Holiday Containers for the Garden

A nursery owner shares her ideas for not-so-common holiday plants arranged in interesting containers.
Red Berry Branches For Holiday Decor

Red Berry Branches For Holiday Decor

There's more to holiday decor than ornaments and lights. Nursery owner Brita Lemmon shares her ideas for enhancing your home with not-so-common holiday florals arranged in interesting containers.

  • Use herbs to create an aromatic display. Fill a galvanized bucket with soil and plant it with herbs like gray sage and silver thyme; use anything that has silver foliage and good texture. Plant parsley as well for contrast against the silver foliage. Secure pine cones onto wire and stick into the soil for a holiday touch.
  • Instead of poinsettias, use houseplants with red-tinged leaves, white blooms or dark green foliage.
  • Go for an all-natural look with a Manzanita tree decked out in a bundle of faux berries. Look for a Manzanita (dried twig) tree and the faux berries at a craft store; simply insert the berry twigs into the tree to create an all-red display. Add pine cones, dried hydrangeas or other florals that coordinate with your holiday look.
  • For a rustic look, use baskets, old pots and pans, wash basins, colorful coffeepots and teapots or colanders to hold your favorite florals. Use moss for a finishing touch.

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