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Hassle-Free Holiday Decorating

The holiday season is hectic enough, so why not choose a simple and easy approach to holiday decorating? This helps to save time and energy not to mention oneís sanity.

Holiday greens are a classic way to decorate for the holidays. This can include swags and roping that can be used on mantles, stairways, mirrors, doorways, and the like. Usually, roping and greenery will be available at local garden centers and nurseries. Add some special effects to them that coordinate with the holiday colors and decorating theme that you have chosen for the holidays.

Such items might include fruits, pomanders, dried flowers or herbs, appropriately colored bows, and Christmas ornaments.

Outdoor urns filled with holiday greenery look lovely for entranceways. These can be left in place after the New Year if you remove any Christmas-related touches that youíve added to the arrangements. The greenery offers a classic touch of beauty throughout the winter months, and looks particularly picturesque when sprinkled by snow and ice.

So far as for other indoor greenery is concerned, I prefer tabletop arrangements. These are usually in some type of bowl or shallow container. When compared to wreaths, the tabletop types are easier to water on a regular basis. Watering ensures the arrangement will last longer. I found that fresh wreaths were simply too heavy and too much trouble to take down every time I need to water them.

Dried flower and herbal wreaths look lovely for the holiday season. These are long lasting and can also be left up following the holidays.

It is true that a real Christmas tree isnít as effortless to maintain as the artificial. But, I simply no longer care for the looks of the artificial trees no matter how good quality they are.

Generally, I prefer to wait for the first week of December to buy my cut tree. It is true that the cut Christmas trees are now available before Thanksgiving. However, I donít wish to put my tree up until after Thanksgiving.

Keeping the cut tree watered on a regular basis will help it to last longer. It is normal for the cut trees to drop some of its needles, but for the most part this doesnít affect the treeís appearance in my experience. I have found the tree only drops a few needles, which are easy enough to sweep up with a broom and dust pan.

For some simple and easy color for the holidays, nothing can really compare with the beauty of holiday pot plants. These are by no means limited to the common poinsettias, but can include other pot plants in seasonal colors.

My favorites by far are the ornamental pepper plants with their colorful fruits. Another of my preferred holiday plants is the classic rosemary adorned with a simple holiday bow. Kalanchoes in holiday themed colors are also lovely.

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