As is my tradition I quickly cleared out the Christmas decorations and bought flowers to ring in the New Year. The crazy "carbuncular" tulips (my husband's description) were purchased, but the rest of this table-top display comes from my garden.
Our New Year's tiara comes out annually, it's a treasure discovered in the attic — left behind by previous homeowners.
In the vases...the Acacia dealbata that took a beating in the ice storm still hasn't righted itself.
I took advantage of the easy access (and the fact it might perish in this coming week's cold anyway) and snipped a few small branchlets.
I also cut a few of the remaining Lysimachia paridiformis var. stenophylla.
It's a good combination.
The tulips needed a bit of foliage to fill out the vase, and since this Euphorbia rigida was getting a little leggy I cut several pieces.
It was a hard to do, since the promise of bright chartreuse flowers is just around the corner (just = a couple of months) but I really like this combination.
Besides, maybe they'll magically open in the warmer house? I know doubtful, but stranger things have happened.
I cut two too-many of the Lysimachia, so with the help of a florists vial to keep them hydrated, I tucked them into the moss wreath, for a post-Christmas update.
The floral festivus continues over on the mantle...
Anniversary flowers mixed with garden cuttings and even a vase creation left over from Christmas.
Still looking fresh!
This magnificent Antherium came from Cornell Farms, courtesy of a 50% off sale.
The ultra dark flowers are what sold me.
Can you believe I have one of these "enhanced" Tillandsia? (note the black tips)...I bought it for a friend but then wasn't able to send it to her. Oh well...
Pink Protea from New Seasons Market, Leucadendron stems from the everything store (Fred Meyer) and white Protea from the anniversary bouquet.
This bit of amazingness was a Christmas gift from Andrew (Estsy via Hungary).
I'll eventually frame it, but I wanted to enjoy it right away, thus the clip and cardboard method.
The Agave horrida nana kind of reminds me of my "enhanced" Tillandisa.
Did you notice the wonderful black glass vases? They're actually tumblers from Schoolhouse Electric (where Andrew works). I bought them specifically because I thought they would make great vases.
And they do!
Fabulous Eucalyptus also picked up at New Seasons. For more Monday vase fun (links to all the bloggers participating) visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden...
Weather Diary, January 1: Hi 40, Low 33/ Precip .13 (rain and snow flakes, no sticking snow)
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