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Decorate for Fall — and Winter! — with Spruce Tops

Spruce tops are back in season, and they’re ready to lend festive flair to your outdoor décor! These small evergreens are beloved not only for their beauty, but also their versatility. They have the impressive ability to dress up your outdoor containers for fall — and transition seamlessly to winter. With just a few decorations changed out, spruce top planters can keep your front step looking truly lavish for the remainder of the year. Pro Tip: Make assembly a cinch by planting early when the soil is still warm so inserting the spruce tops is easier.

In autumn, spruce tops pair flawlessly with fresh accents like white pine, cedar and berried juniper. A few birch poles or curly willow enhance the look of these gorgeous greens by adding dramatic height and rough, rustic texture. Once you’ve planted these primary features, include a few seasonally-specific finishing touches. Decorative picks featuring colorful pumpkins, leaves and pinecones say autumn like no other.

When Thanksgiving has passed and you’re ready to refresh for the holiday season, simply remove those fall-themed picks and warm up to wintry accents. Frosted pinecones, berry stems and glittered branches will create a spectacular winter display. For a more Christmas-centric planter, encircle your spruce tops with dazzling ornaments, battery-operated twinkle lights and red and green ribbons. You can leave your fresh accents as-is throughout the holidays, or add to them for greater impact. Oregonia, with its variegated leaf, is an excellent option to add dimension to spruce top planters come winter.

Water your planter until the first hard freeze and you’ll enjoy a long-lasting arrangement!

If you don’t have time to design your own outdoor containers, don’t worry! Ready-made spruce top planters are waiting for you at Lunds & Byerlys so you can enjoy the same lush beauty of this seasonal favorite with little effort.