How to use fresh greenery?
Hi all --
I'm planning to try a couple new things this season and would like any helpful tips in handling fresh greenery!
I have a couple small pine trees that are growing where I don't want them. I think they're Colorado Spruce (short sharp needles!). I want to cut them and use them as a fresh indoor tree table arrangement. I've been weaving miniature baskets to use to decorate one, so hope that I can make this work. I'm in z5. When could such a tree be cut to last indoors through xmas? and how do I anchor it for display (stems are probably around 1" diameter).
I also have a rhododendron that's so huge it could use a trimming. I'd like to use fresh rhodo cuttings outdoors as swags. When could I cut those to maintain freshness through xmas, and how do I handle them? Should cut ends be wrapped/sealed somehow?
Any tips, ideas, experiences, and photos anyone could share would be most helpful!