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|Note Debbie's joy and Nancy's gold container, oasis, tape and position of boxwood twigs|
|Nita is making a smaller one for her mother's table, and Linda B. a fuller one|
To build a boxwood tree, soak an oasis in the sink until the green "brick" is filled with water. Place the oasis in a container that can hold water, where the tree can be carved and all secured like wrapping a present w string only with floral tape. The edges of the block are sliced to shape somewhat like a bloated tree, easily done with a carving knife. After taping the oasis securely to the base, the collected boxwood limbs are cut with pruning shears to various lengths and are inserted in the oasis. The lower branches angle down, the midway branches go more horizontally and the upper branches shape up to a point at the top of the tree.
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Get some friends to join you in the making and be sure to water your tree daily. P.S. There are little floral spikes with wire that are handy for adding ornaments and bows....