By Kim Charles

Jennny Dunlap from Denver, CO has a knack for using locally found plant resources to make her holiday containers pop! 

"Container #1: To coordinate with the copper container I used more earthy tones such as red twig dog wood, yellow curly willow and multiple colors of dried eucalyptus. Greens were princess, noble, silver pine. Accessories were winterberry and unique lotus pods. 


Container #2: I used birch logs for the first time. Very great white texture but may be hard to install if your pots are already frozen. Luckily Colorado has had a mild start to the winter. Along with red twig dog wood to add height and texture. The greens include, noble, princess, silver pine boughs. Accessories include winter berry, seeded eucalyptus and a grape vine ball.


Container #3: For this container I used red twig dog wood and yellow curly willow as height. Greens princess, noble and silver boughs and seeded eucalyptus. Accessories were winterberry and dried painted artichokes. I kept this container a little more modern with the architecture of the home.


I alway use floral wire and landscaping staples to help hold items in place. A quick water in these containers in Colorado will last well into March and April. All containers had coned cedar used as a trailer."


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