Finding material from the garden to join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her weekly challenge is becoming harder each week. But I did find something to add a little interest to the evergreen foliage of two weeks ago.I think I have mentioned before that if Leonotis leonurus is cut when flowering and placed in a vase with some water that you allow slowly to evaporate, the orange flowers keep their colour and indeed look much the same as when fresh.
I added a few clementines to add a touch for orange colour; there are always plenty in the house at this time of year, they are delicious.
The tall stems of the Leonotis I left in the garden have become frosted, I’m hoping they will recover in spring as I didn’t take any cuttings last year.
All of the foliage is the same as two weeks ago, I just rearranged it in the same vase. The berries of the Arbutus have remained attached and haven’t lost their colour so are a good choice for a vase.
With thanks to Cathy for hosting; do visit to see her interesting choice of flower for her vase this week and to find out what others have found on this very cold and windy January day.