Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas home decorating ideas

Christmas home decorating ideas

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Christmas decorating ideas

Christmas decorating ideas: Greet guests with natural dazzle.

Take an unadorned wreath or garland and make it shimmer with earthly delights. Use berried branches to create jeweled highlights, or as a sparkly medallion.

A starburst of winterberry, stuck into a small block of florist foam, explodes from behind a trio of decorative
balls, adding a brilliant flourish to this readymade wreath of bay laurel, above.

Need a quick Christmas party favor? Tuck a spray of rose hips in a test tube, for each guest.

Christmas decorating ideas: Berried Treasure

Let nature’s winter wardrobe of berries and boughs inspire your holiday decorating.
Rose hips and eucalyptus mingle with berried Chinese and American holly, Japanese aralia,
juniper, and pepperberry.

Christmas decorating ideas

To keep sprigs fresh, change water in the vase daily.

Dress your plants for the holidays.

Ordinary potted plants suddenly look festive when you cloak them in red berries and glossy leaves
gleaned from the garden. Prolong the freshness of trimmings indoors by keeping pots out of direct
sunlight and away from heat sources such as furnace vents.

Christmas home decorating ideas
Christmas home decorating ideas

Christmas home decorating ideas: Holly sprigs adorn the branches and base of a potted rosemary.
Variegated boxleaf euonymus, normally is clothed only in tiny two-tone leaves, but for a special
occasion, this plant borrows berry bling from a pyracantha.

Christmas home decorating ideas

Here is another Christmas home decorating idea. Raise a glass to berries and twigs.
Gather fresh, berried branches from your garden, or check out local and mail-order
floral shops to explore offerings from other regions. Shop early— berries are stocked
seasonally and often sell out well before the end of the year.

Trimmings of yellow twig dogwood (Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramea’) and fruited
winterberry (Ilex verticillata), make a joyful sight. If you harvest branches from
your yard, make balanced cuts to preserve the shrubs’ natural shapes.

Gather loose berries and place them in the bottom of a votive, to add a rosy
glow to candlelight.

Christmas home decorating ideas


Merry Berries These common evergreen plants are ready sources of colorful berries. Consider
growing them in your garden. Clockwise from top left:

1 Chinese holly (Ilex cornuta, Zones 7–9) has smooth, glossy leaves. ‘D’or’ sports yellow berries.
2 English holly (Ilex aquifolium, Zones 6–8) comes in green and variegated forms, with red berries.
3 North American native red cedar (Juniperus virginiana, Zones 2–9) bears fragrant foliage and frosty blue berries.
4 Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius, Zones 9–11) is draped in red peppercornlike berries in winter.

Christmas home decorating ideas

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