Winter Evergreens and Berries

Winterberry

Before the snow, on a balmy December day I walked my property with a sharp pair of pruning shears in my pocket. If you have put off your fall pruning chores it may be very easy to find evergreens for outdoor arrangements or for a holiday table. In this informal arrangement I have used euonymus, hemlock, white pine, yew, maiden grass, and winterberry. The only bunch I purchased was the winterberry; everything else was gathered from existing shrubs and trees that needed some light pruning.