magnolia. I buy the branches by the caseload. The glossy leaves hold up over my winter beautifully. The leaves dry the most gorgeous shade of pale platinum green you could imagine. The cinnamon brown felted backs of the leaves-this color is persistent. Winter long. The color and shape of the willow-a great companion.
Dark red eucalyptus and red twig paired with the blue needled noble fir is a dramatic color combination. Very dark colors are best in small spaces viewed up close, or places backed up by a lighter color. The lighter orange/brown brick of this entrance makes that dark red read loud and clear. The big round leaves of the eucalyptus are a great foil to any needled evergreen branches.