This one included several pieces that did not come from my garden, but were purchased at the market. I'm sharing it anyway.
This crazy busy mantlescape is made up of nothing but plants I owned.
The Arbutus unedo (strawberry tree) branches came from gorgeous old tree—which has since been chopped down—growing in a nearby vacant lot. Everything else was from my garden.
I worked a windfall of agave pups into this mantlescape.
Here I think I was on a mission to prove even dead things can be beautiful.
I had to go back and find the original post to figure out what the variegated stems are—Leucadendron Jester. It's time in my garden was brief, and it grew in a container.
This low orange vase was a gift and I value it tremendously—it's also a great shape to work with and shows up in many of my IAVOM creations.
A combination of things from my garden and big beautiful protea blooms from the market.
Drama baby! All things from the garden. Photographed on the ironing board with a sheet thrown over it.
Another creation entirely garden-made.
This one I gave away right after I made it, I thought it was rather lovely. The ornamental kale was not from my garden.
This creation was made from succulents that grew in the garden over the summertime, but weren't going to make it once temperatures dropped. They're framed by castor bean leaves, also doomed to death with the cold.
Small spring-time posies.
Showing off late summertime bounty here, all garden-found or nearby scavenged.
I need to make a habit of using yucca flowers when they're in season. The huge towering spikes look so intimidating, but here's evidence they can be brought down to manageable size.
This is another that I can't quite place. I think it's a mix of things from the garden (the sarracenia) and flowers Andrew bought for me at the market?
Definitely garden items here, of the autumn variety.
A neighborhood walk turned up these bits, from a tulip tree, aka Liriodendron tulipifera.
A ginormous Tetrapanax papyrifer leaf is the star this week.
Aerial shot of garden items on the dining table.
This one is from when I was having fun making paper flowers. The spiky stems are from the Poncirus trifoliata (that's its fruit above) and the others are callistemon branches.
And last a tiny Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Nanjing Gold' arrangement. I hope you enjoyed this partial IAVOM retrospective as much as I did.
Weather Diary, Dec 6: Hi 45, Low 37/ Precip .02
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