GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Susie Bachman fromBachman's stopped by KARE on Wednesday to show the steps in creating gorgeous spruce top plants. The temperatures have cooled and your fall plants are looking tired, but your planters can still look fabulous all winter long.

To create a spruce top planter, follow these easy steps:

  • Add soil to container or till up existing soil
  • Separate large tops from smaller tops
  • Put one large spruce top in the center and surround with smaller tops
  • Use assorted greens to help give the planter some different textures such as white pine, berried juniper, and oregonia (skirt with white pine)
  • Start with a fall look and then move to a holiday look
  • Add dried stems purchased or from your garden for a fall look:
  • Dried Hydrangea blooms,Dogwood, gourds, mini pumpkins, ornamental corn
  • Add colorful berry stems or accents of your choosing for a holiday look
  • Spruce tops are not actively growing, so they do not need to be watered
  • However, helpful to water them slightly to freeze in place
  • Use 'Wilt Stop' to prevent the moisture from coming out of the needles because the spruce tops will last longer
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