Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday Workday!

Back in the garden at last!  I was beginning to doubt that I would see this day.  While still under the one-pound rule (I can't lift more than one pound in my right hand!), I was able to cut some greenery and make an arrangement for the foot of the steps.
At the Sackler Gallery on Sunday we saw lovely urns filled with pine, bittersweet and dried stems.  They lined the sides of the parterre and were quite uniform and formal. I really loved them and wanted to do something similar for the house - since we are having guests for Christmas dinner this year.
A foraging trip into the woods behind our neighbor's house produced cedar, which I augmented with euonymous from the hedge, stems of Harry Lauter's walking stick, dried sedum heads, rosemary and nandina berries.  My arrangement is more natural than the inspiration, but fits better with our more laid back home and style.
With Mitchell to move the finished product into place, we are officially decorated outside. 


  1. It is so good to see you are able to do a little of what you love. I love to forage, and I adore your arrangement. I love anything organic. I have had the most difficult time finding anything with red berries this year. The birds have wiped out my holly. Oh well, I do love my birds.

    Webb, you are most welcome to copy my table arrangement...I am flattered.

    Merry Christmas. Bonnie

    1. Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday. Am a bit concerned that i picked so many berries, but am hoping the birds will eat them from the "pot", too. If not, I will put them out in the yard after New Years. Merry Christmas!

  2. I may just have to do something similar for our front door. It will be juniper, pine, prickly pear, creosote bush and some native grasses. No berries, unfortunately. Now if only I had arranging skills ...

    It must have felt great being out in the garden again, and how nice to have an elf to help with the heavy lifting.

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