With Thanksgiving upon us, the Holiday Season is quickly approaching.  November is almost over, and December is but a fleeting month.  It’s as if the laws of space and time are temporarily suspended, and the days speed by with awesome velocity, and before you know it, we have entered a new year, and a new season.

With that knowledge and experience in hand, try as you must to savor each day and moment.  Take some time to quiet your spirit and mind.  Seek out nature, take a stroll, look for beauty and interest in the Winter landscape.

As we begin to deck our halls with festive gaiety, consider adding some holiday flair to your planters, pots, vases or baskets.  Natural materials can be easily gathered, sometimes from your own back yard or kitchen, and creativity is key.

Dogwood, Winterberry, Pine, Spruce, Holly, Boxwood, pinecones, cinnamon sticks, seed heads or pods are all great materials that can be arranged in mere moments for a stunning display.  Any vessel will do – be it an empty pot from summer, a galvanized bucket, or even an old hanging basket or vase. For added punch, add dried flowers left over from summer or fall – like Hydrangeas, or sliced and dried oranges or apples.  Consider illuminating your arrangement with small, white lights, so your work and creativity can be enjoyed in the evening as well and long after the Holidays have passed.

As always, if you haven’t the materials or inclination, let Sweeney’s create a decorative and festive container for you, so you can marvel at its beauty while savoring some well-deserved downtime.  Call or email Sweeney’s today while supplies last!   We proudly serve the communities of Villa Park, Elmhurst, Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Wood Dale, Itasca, and more!

Sweeney’s:  A Plant Based Company

Plant of the Week

Berry Heavy® Gold Winterberry

Deciduous shrub with small, greenish-white flowers that bloom in Spring, followed by large, golden berries in Fall and Winter.  Prefers sun to partial sun and moist soil.  Grows 6-8′ tall and 6-8 wide.  Attracts butterflies, birds and other wildlife.  Provides year-round interest.  Deer resistant.

“…Lately we had a leafy wilderness; now bare twigs begin to prevail, and soon she will surprise us with a mantle of snow. Some green she thinks so good for our eyes that, like blue, she never banishes it entirely from our eyes, but has created evergreens.” ~Henry David Thoreau, Nov. 8, 1858

Warm wishes,

Kim Sweeney