Everyone loves an evergreen wreath on the front door for Christmas and maybe some green garland strewn along your mantle, but did you ever think about using fresh greenery in other places?
December is usually pretty cold here on the East Coast, so if you’re like me, fresh greens might not be the first thought that comes to mind for the holidays. However, if you have houseplants or even a kitchen counter herb garden, you can get creative and bring that freshness to your holiday scape.
I am very blessed to have a big yard from which to take cuttings from; my leyland cypress trees are perfect and even my kale in the garden is still churning out fresh leaves. Small vases are scattered around, bringing freshness to the air and you’ll find sparkly Christmas picks tucked in here and there. I even love adding sprigs from my fern plant to my table settings.
Using kitchen herbs is another one of my favorite things to use at Christmas in my decorating. Fresh rosemary sprigs or lavender cuttings smell wonderful whether it’s in a wreath or my tablescape.
If you’re in the south, chances are you have access to some luscious magnolia leaves which make for robust decorations, especially wreaths.
Also, English ivy is a gorgeous option. I love the shape of the ivy leaf and the long vines add length and depth to your decor.
The holly tree has such gorgeous foliage and if you’re lucky to have one that bears berries, you’ll find it works in most any winter decor beautifully. But watch out for those pointed leaves!
Do you have a favorite green to decorate with for the holidays? I’d love to hear your ideas!