As you plan for winter arrangements, scavenge in your yard for some foliage.
I don’t live in the Pacific Northwest so I don’t have a lot of those wonderful cedars with cones that you see in the professional arrangements.
And here in the northeast, our magnolias are not evergreen, so that lets out using their lovely glossy leaves.
And I usually want to leave my berried plants–holly, juniper and crab apple–with their berries–as winter treats for my wild life.
This is what I have left: scavenged branches from the bottom of my Christmas tree (Fraser fir from good old Somers, CT), some variegated euonymus and some hellebore leaves.
By the way, that adorable nativity just to the left of the top container is from El Salvador. It’s one of my favorites (I collect nativities, among other things) because of the rainbow arch, the palm trees and the sweet little lambs.
I doubt you’ll ever see most of my collection on here (not gardening or weather related) but most come from countries like Peru, Vietnam, Mexico and the more “rustic” they are , the better I like them!