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Deck The Halls With Boxwood

Deck The Halls With Boxwood

Deck The Halls With Boxwood

About the time when the leaves turn brown and nature dies for the season is when it’s time to start decorating our homes for Christmas.  If you scour the woods, you can still find some fresh green cuttings to brighten your home including holly, ivy, fur, pine, and boxwood.  Boxwood has always been a favorite of mine for the holidays with its crisp green color and small symmetrical leaves that are easy to shape.  You can deck the halls with boxwood by using it in wreaths, topiaries, garlands, or centerpieces.

Real or Preserved

I’ve used both real and preserved boxwood in my decorating.  Preserved boxwood is real boxwood that has been dried and soaked in a dye to preserve its color.  There’s nothing you have to do to maintain it.  Real boxwood, however, needs to be misted with water and kept out of the sun.  It’s a pretty low-maintenance plant, though.  Both real and preserved boxwood are easy to use, it’s just a matter of preference.  I’m sharing some ways I use boxwood around my own farmhouse for Christmas.

Other Christmas Decorating Ideas

I’d love to share some other Christmas decorating ideas with you.  Have you heard of Wilma Magazine?  It’s a monthly periodical for people who make creating home a priority.  There are digital and print subscriptions available, and you can find more information here.  There’s also limited quantities of past issues you can find here.

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