Evergreen with pyrochanthia

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.

Quail on berries

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.

pyracantha berries on the bush

Many other birds like to perch and ponder this plant too.

Other bird on pyrachantha

Reed 2

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.

Plants

My wonderful collection of river rocks provide color and interest to anchor the grouping in the lovely glass vase.

River Rocks for garden plant arrangement

Bursting with color!

Winter Garden vase arrangement

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.

 

Monday
Mop It Up Mondays | I Should be Mopping the Floor
Much Ado About Monday | Huckleberry Love
Inspire Me Monday | Create with Joy
Menu Plan Monday | I’m an Organizing Junkie

Tuesday
Two Cup Tuesday | Pint Sized Baker
Share It Link Party | The Winthrop Chronicles
The Inspiration Board: Creative Party | Homework

Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday { Linky} | Marvelous Mommy
Whimsy Wednesday | The NY Melrose Family
Wonderful Wednesday | Ducks ‘n a Row
Fluster’s Creative Muster {Linky Party} | Fluster Buster

Thursday
All Things Thursday | Posed Perfection
Showcase Your Talent Thursday | What’s Cooking Love?
Create It Thursday | Lambert’s Lately
Thrifty Thursday | Living Well Spending Less

Friday
I’m Lovin’ It Friday’s | Tidy Mom
Friendship Friday | Create With Joy
Weekend Retreat| The Best Blog Recipes

Saturday
Anything Goes | Bacon Time with Hungry Hungry Hypo
Super Saturday Link Party | Made From Pinterest

Sunday
Nifty Thrifty Things | Nifty Thrifty Sunday
Bewitch Me & Titi Linky Party | TitiCrafty

 

2 Responses to Create Colorful Fall and Winter Arrangements

  1. What great tips to further liven up the place during the holidays, this is so cool 😀
    Happy New Year my friend!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

We'd love your comments!

BEBETSY® 2011-2017
All Rights Reserved

%d bloggers like this: