In Your Garden – By Victoria Whitney

Cottage Country Connection

Seasonal Arrangements and Winter Arrangements are not the same.  It’s a small difference in wording, but a big difference in purpose, design and longevity of the finished arrangements.

A seasonal arrangement will usually have evergreen branches (pine, cedar, balsam, fir or spruce) as a base but will also sport bows, “bling” and balls or other ornaments.  These arrangements are beautiful and all dressed for the holidays.  While they look lovely for November and December, they are out dated and out of place once the holiday season passes.

Winter arrangements also have a base of evergreen branches but will have more natural accents placed throughout the container.  Red or yellow dogwood is used for height and drama, whereas in a seasonal arrangement the height might be created with sparkly glitter branches.  Seed pods and cones, hydrangea, sedum and sumac make up the bulk of the accents, not glitter balls or metallic…

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