This container, a gift from my friend and neighbor Sandy is a favorite and seemed appropriate for the season.
The poinsettia was a gift from a coworker at school. The holly came from my garden but the spruce and juniper branches were foraged nearby (Floral department at our local everything store.)
Since there were so many evergreens in the bunch and since I also wanted to use my fifty cent thrift store after Christmas sale vase, I put together another arrangement
Believe it or not, there are still bright red leaves on Berberis 'Orange Rocket.' Since some gardener planted them too close to a path, they have to be pruned a lot so why not now?
A few pine cones from the collection.
Joining the arrangement is a bowl made by a potter whose name I've forgotten but whose work is at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show every year. Her pieces are fun and each year I have a difficult time trying to decide on one or two as they're all wonderful. It's a totally different style but sort of a variation on the theme of the vase.
For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to throw in some Italian glass candy. They'll be put somewhere else.
In a vase on Monday is hosted each month by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Click here to see what she's put in a vase today and to find links to the blogs of other participating bloggers.
Playing with some of the new picture editing preset things on Google Photos,
What have you put in a vase today?