Our family is smaller than it once was but now includes friends who feel like family. As our current home is a slog for most of our guests, we held this year's celebration on Saturday so everyone could avoid long commutes and the worst of the holiday freeway traffic. I prepared floral decorations for the dining area on Friday evening, although as the light was terrible, my photos were taken on Sunday.
|The Grevilleas were meant to be the stars of this arrangement but I think the Phylica pubescens (aka featherhead) steals the show|
|Back view, showing off the large flowers of Grevillea 'Peaches & Cream'|
|The vase contains, top row: Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt', Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', and noID Cotoneaster|
Bottom row: Grevillea 'Peaches & Cream', G. 'Superb', and Phylica pubescens
I reused the stems of Westringia 'Morning Light' (aka Australian rosemary) I cut last week in my second arrangement, along with a stem from the poinsettia I bought a few weeks ago.
|The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) occupies my outdoor shade house but I also wanted to enjoy it inside the house|
|The back view is boring but it faces a stone wall|
|Left to right: Leucadendron salignum 'Chief', Euphorbia pulcherrima 'Ice Punch', and Westringia fruticosa 'Morning Light'|
For more IAVOM arrangements, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas to those of you who are celebrating!
|I skipped the succulents I usually add to my store-bought wreath this year, just adding stems from my recently trimmed Magnolia grandiflora, Heteromeles arbutifolia berries, a bow, and a tiny gnome|
|It took awhile but I finally finished decorating the Christmas tree|
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