Looking somewhat shabbier in this photo than in reality, lol, I've redone the cast-iron Victorian planters in front of Pink Gardens (if you click on the image to enlarge it, it really does look better). I took out the geraniums (potting them and bringing them in for next year of course!) and replaced them with pine and cedar boughs I cut from trees on the property. I used white spray paint on some leafless branches, and found a bit of Bittersweet to add some color. I also spray painted some dried Sedum flowers to add height to the planters, along with a few ornamental grass stems. I'm not positive I like the way I oversprayed the evergreens with white, I might change those out after a day or two of looking at them with plain boughs. Overall though, without going the whole "red bow, fake Poinsettia" look common to holiday decorations, I think the planters look appropriate for the season. I don't celebrate Christmas, so this is about as festive as I get, lol. Total cost? $4.00 for the spray paint... I have to laugh when I hear about the government contemplating cutting "discretionary" spending. I've been doing that for the past 7-8 years since I started concentrating on my art.