Seed heads from grasses, lavender stems, and the dried flowers of some hydrangeas mixed well with the gold colored milk weed pod flowers.
There are many other great plants that you can play with for holiday decorations. Some of my favorites are:
- Holly (obviously)
- Winter Berry (these are bright red berries that can often be found by the side of the road)
- Callicarpa (a pretty purple berry option -- but it takes alot to make an impact!)
- Boxwood (now is a perfectly fine time to prune your boxwood for shape and use the cuttings for decorations)
- Seed pods from day lilies, Irises, and poppies. (spray paint them for interesting objects)
- Dried Autumn Joy Sedum (sort of a burgundy color)
- Bare twigs from most any pruning project
- Bittersweet - (pretty orange berries) just make sure to NOT throw it into your compost when done (better the fireplace) — or else you will regret infesting your garden with this thug!
Do you have a favorite plant to pick and use in decorations? My choices are very New England based, but I am curious, what grows local to you that can be decoration ready?
images: Rochelle Greayer