Christmas is in full swing at work (especially after the multiple hard frosts we’ve already had) so I’ll pretty well be doing not a whole lot other than making containers like these until probably mid-November.
This is the first I’ve made this year, fairly basic but nice, and fairly inexpensive too.
In each of two matching short windowboxes I used
1/2 bundle each BC Pine and Cedar
1 4′ birch pole, sawed in half
1/4 bundle of red sticks
1/2 package of artificial white beaded pears
1 package red dyed pinecones
2 stems red dyed seeded Eucalyptus
If I remember right they came to $60 each.
In this case having it done in store vs buying materials and doing it yourself actually would save money – the dyed Eucalyptus is pricey but I used less than one branch from one larger bundle for both containers (which added next to no cost to the container), which sure beats having to buy the whole bundle for $18-$25 (it’s one of those two, no less than $18).
I’ll try to post more of these this season than I did last. I realize some readers in warmer climates don’t need to resort to things like this because they can use live plant material even in the winter but up here this is about as much as we can do to fill otherwise empty pots during the winter. Actually, readers in warmer areas may not even be able to do these because the greens would dry out too quickly…
As a follow-up to yesterday’s post I’ve gotten my book and started reading it and so far so good. Not too far into it yet. Also, Blade Runner Final Cut on Blu-Ray. Exciting! (Only I don’t actually have the Final Cut disk? Waiting for a reply from WB Customer Service)