Shop your back­yard, fa­vorite green­house, and gro­cery-store aisles for ev­er­green boughs and scin­til­lat­ing fo­liage that am­plify sea­sonal spirit.

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CONCOLOR FIR Concolor or white fir has sym­met­ri­cal rows of flat, nar­row nee­dles; good nee­dle re­ten­tion; and a pleas­ing fra­grance.

SEEDED EU­CA­LYP­TUS Clus­ters of seed­pods add tex­tu­ral in­ter­est on stems bear­ing shapely light to medium green leaves.

FRASER FIR Fra­grant, soft, short blue-green nee­dles on sturdy stems have sil­very un­der­sides that glow when lit.

ITAL­IAN RUSCUS An airy sil­hou­ette and nar­row, pointy leaves make this a pop­u­lar fi­filler filler for all types of ar­range­ments.

BLUE SPRUCE Val­ued for its stiff stiffff sil­very blue-green nee­dles, its boughs are sturdy enough to hold added trims.

HONEY BRACELET Pli­able woody stems and flflex­i­ble flex­i­ble needle­like leaves al­low this fi­filler filler green to be eas­ily shaped.

SCOTCH PINE Short on scent but well-suited to shap­ing, these woody boughs sport group­ings of flex­i­ble 2–5-inch bluish­green nee­dles.

WHITE PINE Su­perb nee­dle re­ten­tion means bright green nee­dles stay in place, even when boughs dry out.

ILEX (HOLLY) Stiff stems sport clus­ters of bright red berries that pro­vide cheery points of in­ter­est.

TREE FERN/WISPY FERN Del­i­cate stems mea­sur­ing 15 to 22 inches long sup­port wispy leaves that re­sem­ble ev­er­green nee­dles.

MYR­TLE Green leaves and woody stems—that emit a lovely le­mon aroma when clipped—stand out in ver­ti­cal ar­range­ments and work well in swags and wreaths.


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