Easy to find, clip and collect - sometimes in your own yard, they really are festive!
My window boxes outside are filled with the long lasting evergreens, but I also like a vase or two of them in the house.
Long lasting and great smelling are a great combination!
Even though my branches have been clipped for over a month now and sitting in a vase of water, amazingly an occasional bud opens on the end of a branch. The warm house has fooled the branches (and Mother Nature) into thinking it is spring and time to grow!
Here is a bud on a branch that we clipped off some trees back in early December!
Here are a couple of buds in the living room vase (these came in a flower arrangement my sister sent well before Christmas, with great smelling cinnamon sticks in it, too)
Isn't that amazing?! I think so!
For many years I helped out some friends who own a Christmas Tree Farm in RI, and that is another reason I love evergreen branches. I spent a lot of time in the fir, pine and spruce! Some people would tell us about how branches on their Christmas trees had also budded out - I even recall seeing a picture of one that had tons of opening buds!
Growth and life do like to continue onward. Thank goodness for resiliency!
I am a Putnamaniac that loves to see my buds!