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Decorate with Fresh Greenery
Holiday favorites such as wreaths, swags, garlands, kissing balls and centerpieces bring a touch of the indoors into your home. Most of these arrangements can be made yourself from greenery found in the your yard or local garden center. For example you can take eucalyptus tree leaves and rosemary stems and weave them into a bundle of foliage to shape an aromatic wreath with a rich holiday fragrance and style.
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Choosing the Right Holiday Decor
Just because it's cold outside and your landscape isn't all green and colorful, doesn't mean that you should you should slack off on giving your home great curb appeal, especially during the holiday season. This is a great weekend to start thinking about how you want to decorate your home for the holidays; after all it is most likely the busiest time of year visitors.
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Decorative To Do List
This is the weekend to get ready for the holiday season. Besides gift shopping many homeowners get into the holiday spirit by decorating their homes - inside and out. With four weeks left to go, it's time get out your holiday decorations and make a list of "must have" greeneries and accents. Here's a list of things you should try and get done this week:
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No holiday home is complete without garlands of greenery. High-quality faux bay leaves adorned with glass dewdrops, green eucalyptus leaves and juniper twigs form this classic garland. View more holiday accents at Pottery Barn.



Faux berries in autumn reds spiral naturally on a twig base for seasonal display. Flexible "branches" can be formed to create a perfect focal point on walls, doors or mantels. Visit Crate & Barrel for great holiday ideas.


When it comes time to choosing your greenery keep in mind that pines, firs and cedars are great for indoor decoration because they take longer to dry out, so you can enjoy them through most of the holiday season. Hemlock, spruces and most broadleaf evergreens last longer if you use them outdoors. Preserved leaves of ivies, eucalyptus, boxwood, beech, camellia, oak and rhododendron work great in decorations and add color. You can use them both indoors and out. If you want to add nighttime curb appeal to your greenery, consider adding small white lights to your wreaths, garland or swags.




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