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A Cluster of Conifers for a Festive Front Door Arrangement

Welcome guests with this elegant assortment of outdoor plants. A large brass bowl and icelike glass mulch elevate the grouping.

Photography: Lennart Weibull

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 2015


  • Bubble packaging


  1. Place a thin layer of mulch at bottom of bowl.

  2. Arrange conifers (in original plastic nursery pots) in bowl. Position tallest plant slightly off-center in back to anchor composition. Fill in with rest of plants, leaving an inch around rim.

  3. Add bits of bubble packaging to keep pots in place, then finish with a top layer of mulch.

  4. Keep in a protected location outdoors. If temperature drops below 20 degrees, move to a garage or other unheated, sheltered location.

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