WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2014/2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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22 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 Y U L I A D A V I D O V I C H / 1 2 3 R F S T O C K P H O T O gardening in bloom greenhouse flower beds flora horticulture shrubbery Fresh and Green R U T H F U R M A N writer the green scene the weather outside might be frightful while our gardens are peacefully snoozing. Thankfully, we are indoors where the temperatures are more delightful during this season of hustle, bustle, and festive pursuits. One of the pleasurable activities this time of year is gath- ering greenery for seasonal decorations and there is nothing better than the fresh scent of evergreens. The fresher the greens, the longer they will last, and the best place to get them is from your own garden. Keeping your greenery fresh indoors is a challenge, especially if you decide to decorate right at the start of the holiday season. Cranking up the heat or burning a fire in the fireplace keeps us toasty, but the warm, dry air really will turn your evergreens to toast. Fresh greens can last about two weeks indoors with a daily misting but, with our busy lives, who will remember to mist?

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