So, a month or so ago I was planning my outdoor porch pot “recipes”. What should I use this year, what do I want my client’s planters to look like? Hmmmm, then I asked myself, I wonder, “what is the history behind winter greenery?” So I started doing a little research. Did you know that ancient Romans decorated their homes during the new year using evergreen branches to symbolize life during the winter months due to the everlasting green color of the cut greenery. Many thought of the evergreens as a symbol of life during the bleak months of winter. Northern Europeans would bring greenery branches of different varieties into their homes for the everlasting color and scent of the outdoors. (Cited from the link below)
So, I hope that is just what you may have needed to get out doors today and put some wintry greens into your porch pot for a welcoming sight to all who enter your home. Don’t forget window boxes, wreaths, whatever it takes to remind you of “the richeness” of life that started with our ancestors in the ancient days. Tis the season for winter here in lovely Minnesota. Go “green”! Green-it-up, my friends! Yay green! Okay, enough of that, just get some greens and design away! Have a blessed day.
“It’s not easy being green”,
Cited Link: Always The Holidays