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Expert Gardener Shares Some Decor Tips For The Holiday Season

Expert Gardener Shares Some Decor Tips For The Holiday Season

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Hello, fellow gardeners!

In the spirit of the holiday season, we sat down with my good friend Emma, a passionate gardener who loves festive decorations. Emma has been working on incorporating plants into her holiday decorations and creating a cozy, botanical atmosphere.

And today, she will share some useful tips that you can use to achieve the same botanical ambiance during the holidays!

How can gardeners bring the festive spirit into their homes using plants?

To lift up the festive spirit indoors, consider using evergreen plants. Their vibrant colors last throughout winter, making them perfect for holiday decor. You can look for different plants for holiday decorations and combine various plants to create a breathtaking table arrangement. 

What I also like to do is adorn my mantel with sprigs of pine, cedar, or juniper to create more of a natural look. These fit perfectly into minimalist interior designs. 

When it comes to holiday trees, are there specific types of trees or plants you recommend?

If you are going for a classic Christmas tree, consider a Douglas fir or a Balsam fir. They not only have that wonderful evergreen scent, but also retain their needles well. For a unique twist, potted rosemary or small citrus trees can add a fragrant and joyous touch to your decor.  

Any creative ideas for incorporating plants into ornaments or centerpieces?

Make your own ornaments using dried herbs like rosemary, thyme, or cinnamon sticks. You can also create mini wreaths using eucalyptus or holly branches and place them as beautiful centerpieces on your holiday table. Use boxwood or junipers to make dainty garlands. 

What tips do you have for keeping holiday plants fresh throughout the season?

Keeping them hydrated is key. For cut branches or arrangements, mist them regularly with water to maintain freshness. For potted plants, place them away from heat sources and keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy.

Any last-minute decor tips for those who want to add a touch of greenery to their homes right before the holidays?

For a quick but impactful addition, gather pinecones from your garden, dust them with a bit of faux snow or glitter, and arrange them in a decorative bowl. It’s an effortless way to bring a bit of nature to your holiday decorations. 
Related: The 12 Plants Of Christmas