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A garden arbor covered with strands of flower-shaped lights.
Roger Foley

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Arches covered in summer by flowery vines are now clad in winter's bloom -- soft subtle lights in the shape of flowers. Twined over bare branches or clustered into bunches (held together by a rubber band) and tucked into green garlands, these are a reminder that a gardener does indeed live here. James also uses these lights in empty planters: Bundled into huge bouquets, they look like massive creamy mopheads of hydrangea.

Total cost: less than $25

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