Much of the fresh greenery sold for decorating at this time of year in the South is shipped in from colder climates. Firs (Abies spp. and cvs., Zones 3–8) and spruces (Picea spp. and cvs., Zones 3–8) that would faint in our summers dominate the selection. Gardeners who easily look to their high summer gardens for fresh bouquets may not be prepared to forage in their landscape for winter-themed decor. If you want to become a greenery locavore, you need to have plants in your landscape to choose from when it’s time to decorate. Arrangements made of native plants might be just what you are looking for this year.
Not Too Late to Plant Now
Broadleaf evergreens and conifers are often the first thing to come to mind when we think about Southern greenery.…
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