Floral Design forum: Arrangement of Christmas greens from your garden

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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Dec 12, 2017 11:18 AM CST
Have you created an arrangement of Christmas greens from your garden? If so, we would love to see it! If not, perhaps this thread will inspire you to take a tour of your garden and put something lovely together for the Christmas season from the greens you find there. Wreaths created from what you glean from your garden are welcome too. Please post your photos here!

To get this thread started, here is my arrangement. Except for the metallic-fold colored ornaments and white-sprayed pine cones, everything is from my garden (juniper, two cultivars of Aucuba japonica, Lavender Grosso, holly, and Pieris japonica). It looked kind of dull and dark, even with the gold ornaments, until I added the lavender, which added a much-needed light touch.

It was such fun gathering the greens and arranging them!

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Carol H. Sandt

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Name: Christine
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Dec 12, 2017 11:41 AM CST

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Hi Carol, I love your arrangement.

You've inspired me to go out and see what I can make. It will include some rosemary that's growing out front. It should make the house smell piney since we don't have any pine trees growing here.

Thank You!
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Dec 12, 2017 12:48 PM CST
Oh I make one or two of these every year.
I did this one for a client.
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Added a few pansy and bit of bling.
This is at my house.
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This is from last year

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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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csandt
Dec 12, 2017 7:08 PM CST
springcolor said:Oh I make one or two of these every year.
I did this one for a client.
Thumb of 2017-12-12/springcolor/b615a1

Added a few pansy and bit of bling.
This is at my house.
Thumb of 2017-12-12/springcolor/a776c3
This is from last year

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Your arrangements are so pretty, Julia @springcolor,

You have an artist's eye for the contrasts of color and form that make an arrangement work well! Like the dramatic vertical accents in gold (first arrangement) and red (third). And the pink flowers nested in the midst of the second arrangment contrast so beautifully with the blue and green foliage.

Thanks for sharing these images! Smiling
Carol H. Sandt

"Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.'' -- Allen Saunders
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Dec 12, 2017 7:30 PM CST
Thank You! Carol, so nice of you to say that! Made my day!
Yours is beautiful too! Looks so festive.
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Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Dec 13, 2017 12:08 AM CST
Well said, Carol! Julia's planting's are beautiful! Thumbs up I saw the cyclamen one Saturday - a combo I'd never have thought of.
Patty 🌺

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