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Decorate your home and garden with the West's winter colors and beautiful natural materials.
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Cool-season flowers bring a splash of color to your garden right when you need it most.
Where freezes are infrequent, you can plant cheery pansies (pictured), snapdragons, English daisies, and more from early fall through late winter. They'll overwinter, filling your borders, containers, and pocket gardens with months of flower power.
In cold climates, plants will die off in winter but can be planted again in spring.
Daisy-like calendula provides easy color from late fall through spring in mild-winter climates, and are long lasting in a vase.
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Candytuft plants grow 8 to 12 inches high and wide; their narrow, shiny dark green leaves look great all year.
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Made for the shade, florists' cineraria adds intense color to dark corners of the garden.
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It's just not Thanksgiving without lots and lots of leftovers. Feast again with turkey tetrazzini, enchiladas, tostadas, chowder, and more.
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Set a beautiful table with seasonal touches plucked from nature
Timeless place settings
Rather than purchase season-specific tableware and decorations, simply accent what you already have.
Pair natural-toned ceramics with assorted silverware and everyday glassware.
Adorn napkins with name cards, herbs, and a ribbon for a dash of holiday color.
Small guest gifts can be wrapped in brown shopping bags or Kraft paper (sold at craft stores), then embellished with colorful patterned paper remnants.
Print a name on a pomegranate in gold.
The rich red color and hard texture of the pomegranate make it the perfect fruit to write on. Use permanent or liquid ink in gold, silver, or black.
At the kids' table, recycled paper makes great restaurant-style placemats. Personalized sets of crayons invite the kids to have fun.
Attach a metal plant tag to stem fruit.
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