Festive Containers in Colorado Ring in the Season
Carefully chosen local items are the stars in these impressive holiday containers
Jenny Dunlap from Denver has a knack for using locally found plant resources to make her holiday containers pop.
Container #1 (above): To coordinate with the copper container, I used more-earthy tones such as redtwig dogwood, yellow curly willow, and multiple colors of dried eucalyptus. Greens were princess pine, noble fir, and silver pine. Accessories were winterberry and unique lotus pods.
Container #2: I used birch logs for the first time. They have a 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 the birch, redtwig dogwood adds height and texture. The greens include boughs of noble fir, princess pine, and silver pine. Accessories include winterberry, seeded eucalyptus, and a grapevine ball.
Container #3: For this container, I used redtwig dogwood and yellow curly willow for height. Greens are princess pine, noble fir, 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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