Yesterday I posted this picture of a bunch of evergreen branches on Instagram.
I’d like to tell you that I went on a hike and found all these live greens along the way, but the truth is I stumbled across them at Home Depot while looking for an evergreen shrub.
They were being sold in bunches, and what I really loved about them is that each bunch included an assortment of different types of evergreens. I bought two bunches.
When I got them home I separated the stems according to type and began tucking them around the house, both indoors and out. This wicker tray on the patio table got some of the bushier branches.
I also put some around the potted boxwood shrubs on my front porch, which were looking a little small and sad.
This statue of a little girl on our family room hearth got a sprig.
And I used the boxwood that was in the bundles to fill out the garland on our living room mantel, like I did last year.
The Cypress Evergreen branches lay especially flat, making them great for this tray with a Santa Claus on the dining room table.
And Grant has requested a real tree for our family room this year. We could head back to Home Depot or to a Christmas tree farm, but I love Christmas in the city, so I’d like to find a festive city lot with strings of lights, etc. If you know any good ones in Kansas City, let me know!