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It’s Time For Tops In Pots!

Now that it’s November, our hearts belong to spruce tops! We’re so thrilled to welcome these premium greens back for the season, and we can’t wait to see containers of them decorating doorsteps across the Twin Cities.

Spruce tops are beloved not just for their beauty, but also for their versatility. They can take your outdoor décor from harvest to holiday with only a few simple tweaks. To help you craft a truly stunning spruce top display that spans both fall and winter, consider these tips:

Autumn. When getting started with your fall containers, plant early so the soil is still tillable and it’s easier to insert your spruce tops. Place the tallest top in the center and surround it with other tops at an angle. Then, incorporate fresh accents like white pine, cedar and berried juniper for extra texture. Once your primary features are in, give your planter dramatic height and color with fall favorites such as dogwood or curly willow. Finish with a few decorative picks that show off pumpkins, calico corn or pinecones and your container will be brimming with autumn appeal!

Winter. When Thanksgiving has passed, you’ll want to transition your containers with Christmas colors or icy accents for added winter appeal. This is easily done by keeping your greenery in place and swapping out the fall-themed pieces. Trade pumpkins, corn and curly willow for berry stems and glittered branches, and you’ll have a spectacular display just in time for the snowfall! You can even add strands of glowing lights, dazzling ornaments or patterned ribbons to make them extra merry and magical.

With everything in place, all that’s left is to water! Water your planter until the first hard freeze and you’ll enjoy a lasting container long through the season.

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.