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Creating an outdoor arrangement of greens in an urn or other containers is a wonderful way to add greenery and life to your front steps, porch or walk while combating the drab grey of winter. A festive container arrangement, or a pair of them on either side of your front entrance, is a beautiful way to greet guests and yourself every time you come home. This can be as simple as adding a few springs of garland, greens, pine cones and a bow to the more elaborate arrangements!

To create an arrangement of greens, the containers should have soil in them. This gives them weight to keep from blowing over, and provides a base allowing you to easily stick branches in positions that will stay in place. Remove any dead plants remaining from the growing season. If the soil is frozen, you won’t be able to stick in greens so you’ll need to thaw it out before starting. You can do this by heating up water, pouring it on top of the soil, and letting it sit for a while.

If your containers already have permanent shrubs or trees planted in them, you can create a design around them. Add lights and decorations to the shrub or tree and consider adding greens around the base to complete the design. Even with a variety of greens, the arrangement may seem a bit dull unless some other colorful elements are added. There are, of course, an almost limitless number of decorations, from bows, ornaments and picks to twigs and berry branches!

Van Bourgondien Nursery can decorate your pots and urns for you or we have all the supplies needed for the do-it-your-selfers! As always we are here to help you make your indoor or outdoor holiday/winter spaces look beautiful whatever your decorating style may be. We also carry a new line of decorative holiday/winter solar lights that will help illuminate any outdoor area!

 

 



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