When my neighbor and friend told me that she hired a high-end florist last year to decorate her mantle and her front door urns for Christmas, I offered to do them this year. Between her garden and my garden, I have a lot of beautiful materials to use and the best thing is that they are all free. I love using dried flowers and twigs among cuttings from the Andromeda, Yew, Holly, Lavender and Inkberry shrubs in my Christmas floral arrangement and the outcome is so rewarding… a very well-pleased friend and the satisfied feeling of having created something wonderful. Merry Christmas!