Use a piece of found driftwood as a rustic backdrop to moss, small evergreens, and succulents.
Tip: Fill crevices in the driftwood with enough soil to anchor your plant tableau firmly.
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In a season that’s often predictable, mix it up with a rosemary-nest place setting and a centerpiece of forest finds (take care with wild mushrooms; many are poisonous).
Tip: Rosemary stalks should be long and tender enough to curve into a bowl shape. Add kumquats for a splash of color.
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Instead of decking the halls with boughs, use felled branches to make your own right-size Christmas tree. Buy a piece of cone-shaped floral foam and insert branches. Once the tree looks full enough, add succulents, berries, and leaves. Ornaments not needed.