Work in progress!

Eventually the lovely seaside colors of your wreath will fade to soft beige, a color found everywhere in winter landscapes on the Cape and Islands. if you want something jazzier for the holidays you can work in sprigs of holly (fastened with floral pins) or add small wired together clusters of the beautiful blue juniper berries blooming in such profusion on our Eastern Red Cedars this fall. Or you can just enjoy the sand-hued simplicity of your wreath until next summer when your hydrangeas return to brighten summer days.

NEXT UP: Keep an eye out for more Cape & Islands wonders on my new blog, Life & Home (it’ll be live in a week!). Next, we make an easy seaside evergreen wreath for Nantucket’s upcoming Festival of Wreaths!

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Susan Dewey is the associate publisher and editor of Cape Cod LIFE, Cape Cod HOME, and Cape Cod ART. She lives in Centerville on Cape Cod and enjoys gardening, sailing, walking on the beach, gallery hopping, cooking with fresh seafood, and exploring Cape Cod and the Islands from shore to shore.

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