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One of the benefits of decorating with greenery is that there is such a variety of evergreens, and the branches can be used in a multitude of ways. On the How to Decorate section of its website, Ballard Designs offers some tips from its gardening and greenery expert: Purchase your branches as close to the time you will be using them as possible. Cut or crush the stems and place them in water overnight. Mist them periodically throughout the season. Pine, fir and cedar branches last the longest.
FREE FIR Most retailers that sell fresh Christmas trees will have a box of cut branches free for the taking or at minimal cost.