How to Have a Festive Holiday Appearance in your Garden

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There are a number of ways to dress up a garden or outdoor sitting area for the holidays and it's much easier to do than you might think.

The Importance of a Color Scheme

It is best to start by choosing a color scheme you would like to use in the garden or sitting area. Add this color to flower beds, planters and pots. The color white gives a pure and slightly formal feel to a garden and is a nice choice for the holiday season. Some beautiful flowers to consider which are available in shades of white are hydrangeas, pansies, petunias, inpatients, roses, lobelias, gardenias and even poinsettias come in a different shades of white.

Outdoor Furnishings

A nice added touch is adding white cushions and pillows for a crisp appearance. Incorporate a mirrored table top and add candles and flowering plants to the table.

More Ideas to Celebrate the Season Outdoors.

Red is a classic color. Combine masses of red geraniums with deep green dracaena spikes. Adding white twinkle lights to trees sets a festive mood. Hang metallic ornaments from trees at various lengths with fishing string. This creates a beautiful effect when illuminated at night time.

Having many bowls and baskets overflowing with fruit is a beautiful touch. Fill glass vases with oranges, cranberries, red and green apples and lemons. Add red roses, red tulips and white lilies. If you have fountain float citrus for a spot of harvest color.

To dress up pots tuck pine or cedar limbs around them for a touch of holiday magic. Wrap the mailbox with natural garland. Use natural garland on light posts or a gate as a swag.

Holiday Entertaining in the Garden.

Line a garden path with lanterns to help guide guests to the party destination. Fill the party space with white tablecloths and silver centerpieces with red cyclamen, loads of white candles and greenery.

There are some nurseries who rent plants for occasions and events. You could rent five gallon junipers and then group them together to serve as a backdrop. Jazz them up a bit with white twinkle lights. Camouflage the containers with pine boughs and earth tone fabric pieces.

To Add Height and Drama to Narrow Spaces.

Dust gnarly branches with white spray paint and stand them up in a vessel and light from below to add height and drama to narrow spaces. Hang clear crystal prisms from branches for a sophisticated look. This will also turn walls into wonderful spectrum's of color.

Adding Foliage.

Incorporate plants that have unique foliage or berries into the garden or sitting spce. Good choice's for foliage are asparagus fern, acanthus, citrus, hay leaf laurel, ivy, juniper, fox-tail fern, sword-tail fern, and philodendron. Try holly, nandina, pepper trees or pyracantha if you desire red berries.

Enjoy yourself as you turn your ordinary garden into a festive outdoor space everyone will be talking about.


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author avatar Carol
14th Sep 2010 (#)

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author avatar group2be
14th Sep 2010 (#)

I can't believe it. Thank you for acknowledging me - this means so much. I look forward to reading your writings and commenting on them as well.

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14th Sep 2010 (#)

hello i dont know how to send messages on wikinut? but I wanted to say thanks for the follow. I am also following your work too. I don't get on wikinut much but i would like to keep in touch. Are you on any social networks?
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15th Sep 2010 (#)

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15th Sep 2010 (#)

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15th Sep 2010 (#)

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Thank you ppruel - I am now following you. I look forward to reading and commenting on your writings. Thanks for the kind words.

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author avatar dak
17th Sep 2010 (#)

Thanks for DIY tips for outdoor sitting area .

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