Category Archives: Holiday Decorating

Caring for Live Holiday Plants Indoors

A picture of live winter holiday plants

The holiday decorating season is upon us and many gardeners would love to extend the gardening season as long as possible. One easy way is to bring the outdoors in and, with some easy tips, some of our favorite plants for the garden can be enjoyed indoors and then planted outside after the holiday season. By Jennifer Schamber (This article

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Make a “Grapevine” Wreath from Invasive (or other) Vines

A photo of a holiday vine wreath made from wintercreeper vine.

Mid-summer to late fall is the season to harvest vines to make a vine wreath or two. Although you can buy grapevine wreaths quite readily, if you have access to your own vines, why not try making your own? By Steffie Littlefield (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener November/December 2015.) What to use: Mid-summer to late fall

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Naturally Easy Holiday Decorations

an image of botanical holiday decorations

(This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener December 2006 issue) By Steffie Littlefield This holiday season leave the glitz and glimmer to the commercial establishments and refresh your outdoor pots, window boxes and porches with natural fresh cut greens and colorful twigs.  Combining beautiful lush evergreen boughs, wreaths and garlands with weatherproof berries, pinecones, charming outdoor ornaments and

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