Christmas Eve this year falls on Monday so it is the ideal time to share a vase with you all and to wish you a very Happy Christmas; with all the troubles in the world what I really wish for each and every one of you is a peaceful serene Christmas that you can enjoy in whatever way makes you happiest.
Cathy today has shown us a jar filled with berries from her garden; this year due to our remarkably wet summer many of the shrubs that should produce berries have done so in abundance. The shrub that has given me the most berries to use in vases and decorations for myself and also in gifts for other has been the Cotoneaster; I love the warm orange colour but more than that I love the abundance of these berries.
For my garden loving friends this year I made vases with candles as small Christmas gifts and hosted our Christmas aperitvo which was upgraded to a Pizza supper where we were able to exchange gifts and begin the Christmas festivities together. Some were with family across the world but with the wonder on technology they were able to share in our party via WhatsApp.
The vases contained Cotoneaster and Christmas tree foliage; I fitted wet Oasis wrapped in cling film into the top of the vase and then added a candle and evergreen foliage and various fir cones.
I added further a further vase to my decorations.
Yesterday was a wonderfully warm and sunny day here so I was able to cut down the now blackened Dahlias and heavily mulch so they should be snug and warm through the winter.
With my very best wishes to you all.