Long, soft blue needles give this pine an attractive, unusual appearance. The form is pyramidal with strong horizontal branching. This tree grows quickly to 50-80 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9. Botanical name: Pinus strobus ‘MonWell’
Author Carrie Brown’s “Bees’ Tree” was inspired by our endangered pollinators. Hand-felted bees nestle between pine boughs and sprigs of rosemary. Small electric lights make the tree even more "buzzworthy."
If you like, put a jar of honey underneath your tree to make Christmas even sweeter. Check the water in your container and replenish as needed. You may also want to add fresh pine boughs or rosemary stems if your first batch of cuttings start to dry out.
It's just as important to add organic texture around your tree as it is on it. As gift wrapping is under way, add pinecones onto your wrapped boxes with ribbon as rustic embellishments. The rough, natural appeal of the pinecones will break up the straight-lined look of the boxes.
Celebrate the winter season with a nature-inspired Christmas tree. Mix in a variety of pine cones, leaves and birds throughout the branches, as well as a few metallic elements to add interest and sparkle.
This modern home is flooded with natural light. A skylight provides general lighting for the entryway, and a large window at the top of the staircase offers additional lighting and a view of the Italian stone pine tree in the backyard.
A screened porch welcomes people to this rustic outdoor room in northern Minnesota that holds a sauna, changing room and sleeping area. The 12-by-16 foot outdoor space is located among birch and pine trees, along the Eastern shores of Pine Island on Lake Vermilion.
This lively living room boasts a French country vibe with colorful accents, like the modern art above the sofa and zigzag area rug. A natural wood plank ceiling features metallic track lighting, while a pine tree next to the sliding glass door offers a festive Christmas touch.
Create a fun and modern Christmas tree arrangement with a few small natural objects combined with some bright colors. Hot glue pebbles, acorns, pine cones, twigs or other natural elements onto a styrofoam cone base. Once the cone is completely covered use a heavy coat of acrylic paint to color your Christmas tree. You can make all of your trees the same color, or create an arrangement of complementing colors to fit your decor.
This spectacular rustic-modern living room, from the HGTV Dream Home 2014, features a soaring A-frame ceiling and a striking wall of windows that showcases a wide grove of pine trees. Along with a modern gray-and-yellow palette, the space riffs on traditional cabin touches like exposed wood beams, plaid upholstery, and a classic rocking chair in high-gloss lemon.
This simple Country Christmas tree is ornamented with pine cones, brown glass balls, bronze disco balls, and letter and number stencils for a unique twist on traditional tree decorations. Brown paper packages tied with twine rest under the tree next to a wooden rocking horse. A yellow yarn wreath, light green polka dot stocking, and green stuffed toys add color against the dark drown painted brick wall.
The inspiration for this home, the Italian stone pine tree in the backyard, can be seen in two separate spots in this space. The trunk is visible out the far windows, and the canopy is visible through the skylight. A long feature wall of cabinets stretches from the entry all the way to the kitchen, offering ample storage throughout the space. The cabinets hide everything from a coat closet at the entry to a refrigerator in the kitchen.