Conifers shout “Holidays” to me. Here’s the bargain NOID deodore cedar with one of the towering native cedars as a backdrop.
Despite its humble beginnings, its performance has been stellar.
It has an almost frosted look, so I’m looking forward to the day when I can steal a few branches to bring indoors.
In the meantime, the wind storms were only too happy to oblige by littering the ground with evergreen branches.
A swag for the door gave me an excuse to feature this goofy little folk art angel that usually watches over my work station. I made a loop in a length of rope, then wired bundles of branches onto the ends with the unused wire fasteners from our trash bag liners. A purple satin ribbon matches the angel’s robe.
Our fireplace is free-standing, so no mantle. A pony wall around the stairs serves the same purpose. We had to leave a stretch in the middle for Sami to use as a perch.
It’s such fun to have an abundance of material to tuck in here and there inside and out.
I won’t bore you with every nook and cranny, but instead will suggest that you visit Pam to see what she and others are celebrating in the way of foliage.
It all looks so pretty and fresh. I’d love to just collect all kinds of piney greens from the yard, no need for clippers.
Shirley~Well-timed wind storms serve their purpose.
This is the season to really appreciate beautiful evergreens. Love your angel! Merry Xmas, Ricki!
Pam~Thanks! I thought the angel was in the same spirit as your blue skeleton pot, so I thought you would like it. Happy Holidays to you and yours.
Nice touches. I take the evergreens for granted, but they really make the season. Happy Holidays!
Beth~And Happy Holidays to you too!
Nice to have some cedar to “spruce” up the place–Looks great! My workplace has some landscape torrey pines that they used to prune this time of year and leave the clippings for anyone to take for their own decorations. Now they’re fed to the chipper. Less festive.
James~Less festive, for sure…and also less in the spirit of the holidays.
Your NOID cedar is gorgeous and I can see you doing many creative things with it’s branches in the future. For now it’s nice to have the freebies just falling from the sky, you’ve made excellent use of them.
Loree~It takes away the indecision that always assails me when selecting greens and paying cash (plus the other obvious benefits)
Good use of the storm gifts, Rickii. I will follow your lead 🙂
Tamara~You have some good foraging areas around your neighborhood. I’ll look forward to seeing what you find.
Looking at your photos I imagine the cedar scent…ah! The scent of a rain-washed conifer, what is more fresh and pure?
Hoov~One day someone will invent a version of scratch & sniff for us.
Those winds did you a favour ricki – you’ve put those branches to great use.
Angie~Foraging is so satisfying.
Your cedar looks lovely. Nice to be able to bring some into the house.
Jasonb~mmmm…house smells so good.