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Spruce up your entryway! Or Pine, or Cedar, or …

2015-11-19 winter container tall pixSubmitted by Tim Wholey

It seems like just last week we were discussing changing out our summer containers, but that was over two months ago now! People are already starting to ask when we will be making the switch over to our winter arrangements. I am still trying to experience the fall we are having. It is hard to picture a scene of drifting snow and barren trees while we still have such a colorful display all around us. Perhaps this is where the challenge lies between the two seasons: in one we are competing with the exuberance of nature’s own palette and in the other we are adding color to where there is almost none.

Yes, we were all pretty fed up with the perpetual mountains of snow of last winter, but I have to admit there is nothing prettier at that time of year than a backdrop of fresh fallen snow against a colorful display of evergreen cuttings of Pine, Spruce, Blue Atlas Cedar, Arborvitae and red-berried Holly.   Then of course there is that smell you get from freshly cut evergreens! It’s a lovely way to be greeted upon arriving home on a frigid evening, just before going inside to sit by the fireplace with a hot cup of tea. Keep color and texture in your life – let us spruce up your winter containers at home.2015-11-19 wint cont pine cropped

Please email us and we will send you our container questionnaire that helps us customize your arrangement.

Can I come play at your house really soon?

11-11-14 container - neuvouMy annuals are fading and my hosta is mushy.  The cold predicted for the end of this week will certainly kill anything freezeable.  Bye bye to summer and fall.

But instead of being sad, I am excited.  In a couple weeks I get to do one of my favorite things:  make Winter and Holiday containers.  Why do I love decorating containers?  Perhaps because it is so immediate and tangible.  Instead of laboring over measurements, making sure I have plants that bloom in spring, summer and fall and look good in winter or is the patio big enough, I get to bring a truck of greens, twigs, pinecones, ribbons, berries and good ‘ol stuff and whip up some magic right then and there.  Filling a container with plant remnants without any worries about sun, shade, water, soil, bunnies or ongoing care is a relief.   Just make it beautiful, for now.  Beautiful with textures and greens for a non-Christmas look – or doing Christmas with ribbons or as I did last year, adding cast off skis for a winter smile.

11-11-14 container - vertical white closeupAct now and get on our calendar for beautiful outdoor winter and holiday decorations.  We do everything to order and with a conversation with you.  Let us put some cheer in your winter season. Check out these photos.

THE DETAILS:

  • We will add all the decoration materials to your existing pots by the front door or bring pots to festoon.
  • We will start on December 1st, the Monday after Thanksgiving.
  • A pair of average outdoor pots (18”) on your front porch = $245 for one pot or $425 for 2 pots.  Let’s discuss window boxes or rope garland.
  • We can hang lights up to 15’ high.
  • I am making a few decorated Wreaths – price point about 200.  Let me know if you want one.  They are very unique.

NEXT STEP:  Email me and I will send you an order form – or talk to you on the phone.

Christie@christiedustman.com

DEADLINE:  Monday November 24th – please let me know by then.

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