Floral pickings are relatively spare right now but I managed to cobble together some scraps from the garden for a small arrangement that doesn't include my year-round bloomers this week. As Christmas decorations have begun to fill the house, there's less space for vases anyway.
|Back view featuring the globe daisies (Globularia x indubia) that recently reappeared|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Argyranthemum 'White Butterfly', noID Ceanothus, Globularia x indubia, Osteospermum '4D Silver', Vitex trifolia 'Purpurea', and Westringia fruticosa 'Morning Light'|
As the arrangement I created two weeks ago is still sitting on the dining room table (minus only the Mangave bloom spikes), the new arrangement landed on the kitchen island.
I attempted another wreath this year but, running out of patience and struggling with a backache, it failed to live up to my expectations. I erred in failing to hydrate the cut stems overnight after I assembled the materials in small bundles before wiring them to a metal frame the next morning. My guess is that it won't hold up long even hung outside.
|In addition to the ribbon I've reused for years now, I added an angel, more Cotoneaster berries, and Leucadendron 'Blush'. The last were leftovers from last week's vase.|
A garden gnome, released from his confinement in the garage only for a brief interval each December, took his place near the front door to greet visitors.
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