With the help of my trusted reciprocating saw, I cut 2 and 3 foot sections that had lots of greens on them and arranged those in my two largest outdoor flower pots. Once I liked the look of the “arrangements” and they looked somewhat balanced, I secured the branches to each other – and to the container – with zip ties. All I need to do now is add fairy lights.
Though it is a bit early to start bringing branches inside, I could not see wasting any of the fragrant greenery, so the smaller cuttings ended up in the dining room windows. I used large glass urns, into which I placed a glass with water. The branches will fit into the water glass, but I have space outside the glass to fill the urn with small Christmas balls (once I retrieve those from the attic). This effectively hides the water, which will inevitably turn brownish.