Stylish plant arrangements
Decorating your house for the holidays is as easy as foraging in your own backyard
Tip: Supplement the wreath with items found at a floral market, then follow our complete wreath-making directions.
Tip: Fill crevices in the driftwood with enough soil to anchor your plant tableau firmly.
Tip: Rosemary stalks should be long and tender enough to curve into a bowl shape. Add kumquats for a splash of color.
Tip: Water greens daily to keep them look-ing fresh. A good source for foam cones is save-on-crafts.com/foamcones.html
Tip: Before planting, arrange plants still in their pots to see if the symmetry works.
Shown at left:
- wild mushroom
- magnolia leaf
- birch twig
12 other items we love to forage:
- berries (try coffeeberry or Pyracantha)
- dried chile peppers
- manzanita branches
- rose hips (from unpruned rosebushes)
- seed tassels from grasses like Miscanthus or Pennisetum