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Any suggestions on what to put in my iron flower box for the xmas season? What will last the longest? Also, how long does fresh cedar roping last? Will it make it to xmas? Thanks!

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....We go to my husband's niece's property in the country which is at least 6 or 7 acres, and take a stroll when we visit, so no hand slapping for me either!!:D

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I should not have used the word " park ". The area we go to is a wooden area of undeveloped land near us, not a public park! I would never consider defaming somethign that my tax dollars pay for! Even in the woods where we go, we only cut from the bottom layers of the trees and from branches that look like they`re not doing so well. Hope this lessens your disappointment.

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...yes, thanks that sounds like them. They last a long time too, I love them!!!

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If you have a dogwood bush, the branches are great accents in pots too!! I already filled my pots with cedar, dogwood, some burgundy poinsettia's from the dollar store, and these burgundy oval, fuzzy kind of plant thing that I picked up on one of our walks in the county.

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I am revving up the chain saw as I type:D kidding;) Dh will not stand for cutting anything that is not on our property...but I appreciate the tips on what to get. maybe after he sees how much it's going to cost him he'll change his mind next year.HA!

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what's that cedar you speak of? By the sounds of it, it must smell wonderfully. I want some!

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Don`t tell anyone but every year i drag my honey on what we call "a midnight mission". Which means we go to the local park or specific tree that we`ve already scoped out, armed with my clippers and hubby on the watch.... I fill the trunk! I`ve found blue spruce is the most forgiving. I usually mix the spruce with the cedar and boxwood. Lasts until i finally take them down in early January.

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