The Season of Giving- Dwarf and Miniature Conifers as Gifts

I look forward to December all year. Before I know it, it is time to trim the tree, bake cookies and decorate. December is also a time for giving thanks and appreciating those around us. I like to show my family and friends how special they are to me each year. But finding just the right gift is sometimes a daunting task.  It turns out; dwarf and miniature conifers make great gifts.

When my Mom asked me to help her find a gift for her sister, we put our heads together and came up with this:


This includes the Ilex X ‘Rock Garden’ miniature Holly that I talked about last month.  This box also includes Cham thyoides `Top Point’ and Cham obtusa `Gold Fern’.  We dolled it up quickly with our Wine Cork Reindeer, some ribbon and mini ornaments.  I found the mini ornaments in the Dollar spot at Target. Sometimes the perfect adornments can be found in the most surprising places!



While we were at it, I also let my Mom help me make a box for her. Her box contains Cham obtusa `Jan Verkade’, Cham lawsonia ‘Rimpelaar’ and Cham lawsoniana `Treasure’.



She sent me these adorable photos of her front porch all decked out for the holiday season. I have to say, I absolutely love it!



What kinds of things do you do to decorate for the Holiday Season? Do you incorporate your dwarf and miniature conifer gardens in your decorations?

Happy Holidays to you and yours! I hope you are enjoying the season and finding new inspirations for your dwarf and miniature conifers.  When we return in the New Year, we will be taking a look at more ways to get inspired with your gardens.


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