We were glad to hear recently from a reader who found useful examples in What's Coming Up 165, "Cutting Holiday Greens."
Here's a 1-2-3, A-B-C explanation of those examples, plus some additional ideas for arranging evergreen boughs and other material from your garden.
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Cut some greens, follow this guide and make your doorway distinctive this winter.
...using cuttings gathered as we closed up a garden.
About that pruning: Can you tell the five foot spruce top above was just removed from the Koster dwarf blue spruce at right? It's true. Fifteen minutes before this photo was taken, this spruce was five feet taller.
To see how we did it, check out our demonstrations of keeping spruce small in Reduce a Spruce.
As for limiting arborvitaes to one leader, Sponsor us, please, to help us post these No Splay Arbs and other arb-clipping photos plus their supporting details.