It was a real "duh" moment a few years ago when Alan suggested that instead of buying evergreen branches at the garden store, why not just cut some from our evergreens. Well, duh! So I just finished a fall job, cutting said evergreens for a pot on the front step and some deck pots.
I added some sumac berries, cone flower seed pods, and some red I think dogwood branches (bought at said garden store but saved for years.) It looks pretty nifty.
The deck pots are to keep our cats from leaving the yard. You can see some of the prison yard look of the yard--green chicken wire attached to the fence and in the tree. It looks a little, um, strange but it works. All my cat friends are jealous.