For company on New Year’s day and in anticipation of the freezing weather which has now arrived, I clipped several branches of this red-flowered camellia (C. japonica) for display on the sunporch.
Other plant material includes a clipping of magnolia (M. grandiflora), a bit of Japanese spotted laurel (Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’), and a smidge of Japanese andromeda (Pieris japonica) with tiny flower buds.
I’ve enjoyed making a few casual arrangements in my flea-market container in recent weeks and plan to continue throughout the year. It’ll be fun, I think, to see just how many variations I can come up with.
Be sure to visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see who else is making magic in a vase today.