Thanks to Laurel Magrini from the Leonard J. Buck Garden, in Far hills, New Jersey for sharing some beautiful holiday decor ideas!

“Here are some holiday ornaments and decorations made by the staff of Somerset County Park Commission, Leonard J. Buck Garden in Far Hills, NJ. The mason jar candles adorned our holiday party table. They were made by the  Interpretive Gardener, Tricia Scibilia. She filled the jars with water and cuttings of variegated ivy, winterberry, ferns, and pine needles. Each one has a raffia bow and is topped with a gold floating tealight candle. The centerpiece of freshly cut Buck Garden foliage, arranged by gardener Kathleen Podgalsky, included some hellebores (Helleborus niger) which were in full bloom. They truly live up to the name, ‘Christmas Rose’.“

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