Create colorful fall and winter arrangements!
The fall and winter in our yard provides ample materials to create vases of color that last for many days. The best part is bringing the outside in and doing it for little or no cost.
Over the years I have collected a few glass vases that I love and they are perfect for showing off cuts of pine boughs with floating stems, colorful berries, fall and early winter blooms and more.
The pyracantha bush is by far a favorite of mine. The Quail love these red-berried bushes. Every morning we will find 10 – 12 birds with their little curving crest drooping back and forth as they pick at the bush.
The bushes are deadly with sharp barbs jutting out up and down the stems, but the birds have figured out how to snatch a berry without getting poked.
I have tried to get a better picture of those rascally and adorable quail, but they flee at the slightest sound.
Many other birds like to perch and ponder this plant too.
A trip outside can yield many ideas from grasses to reeds, to cuts of tree leaves… use your imagination and do not hesitate to experiment.
In late November I began scouring the yard for texture, color and uniqueness like the grass, berries and late blooming desert dwelling plants that make up our yard.
My wonderful collection of river rocks provide color and interest to anchor the grouping in the lovely glass vase.
Bursting with color!
These bouquets last several weeks if you keep the water fresh. They are a great transition from fall to winter and it is always nice to have a little color when the skies turn gray and cold.
I am working on my photography and hope to improve so I may capture and share the beauty of what my yard provides naturally!
Please feel free to upload your pictures. Green boughs covered by sparkling white snow are always welcomed too!
Best wishes friends and happy gathering for your own unique arrangement.