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The deadline for Loree's Poinsettia Challenge is tomorrow and I've yet to chose an entry. I've created a few things with similar elements in different settings. I decided to use 'Autumn Leaves' Poinsettias this year instead of my usual reds as I love the way the orange tones of the poinsettia play against croton leaves. In this attempt, I grabbed a black mondo grass and a heuchera from the garden (there are some benefits to not getting everything in the ground, right?) and threw them in. Since, like crotons, poinsettias like warmer temperatures than what we have in the PNW, I thought Refugees from the cold or taking refuge from the storm might be interesting titles.
Here, the heuchera is gone, the mondo grass moves to the left side and an orange-leaved libertia is added along with some rose hips and beauty berries from the garden.
Here some smaller cuttings of the croton join in along with some grass seed heads from the garden and now-eaten persimmons. It's kind of busy but I like the tropical warmth by the fire setting. It had to be taken apart to water as the pot has a drain hole and wood furniture doesn't like water so much. A smarter person would have lined the pot with something first.
Pulling some things out of this and starting again might be best but my Christmas decorating isn't finished yet so that'll not happen. If you had to go with one of these images to enter, which would you choose?