The jumping off point for my first, purple-themed vase was an unusual Abelia I recently rediscovered on my back slope. I planted it in 2012 but I've got no photographic record of its blooms in any year since.
|Back view: I also cut a few stems of the Pittosporum we planted to mark the property line between us and one of our neighbors at the bottom of the slope|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Abelia 'Chiapas', Asparagus densiflorus berries, noID Narcissus, Osteospermum 'Berry White', Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Magic', and Polygala myrtifolia 'Mariposa'|
The blooms of my pink Camellia sasanquas are still plentiful but they're showing signs of wear so I decided to cut a few stems for a second vase while I still could.
|I tried combining the Camellias with stems from 2 colorful coleus varieties but the Camellias cried out for more refined foliage|
|Back view: The silver vase is a nod to the upcoming holidays|
|Clockwise from the left: noID Camellia sasanqua, Pseuderanthemum 'Texas Tri-star', and Westringia fruticosa 'Morning Light'|
The orchid and Leucadendron arrangement I created 2 weeks ago is still in good shape and currently sitting on a side table in the living room.
|The front entry table is occupied by a faux Christmas tree and decorations I've had for a decade or more|
|The first of this week's new arrangements sits on the dining table and the second sits on the stone structure next to it, along with a silvery raccoon a friend gave me a couple of years ago as a nod to my ongoing struggle with those furry pests|
For more IAVOM arrangements, visit our host, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Best wishes to all this holiday season!
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