Holly and ivy berries from our garden, symphocarpus from my local sports centre car park, a vintage cream pot and a ‘wise man’ from a set of Christmas cake toppers, photographed on star studded runner which adorns our kitchen table throughout most of December: a festive vase to celebrate the season. May I wish you all peace and joy and a happy, healthy and productive 2019.
A perfectly festive vase cathy. Peace, joy and great gardening in the year ahead!
Thanks Sandra, and the same to you along with all those oportunities for artistic expression!
Wonderfully festive. Wishing you a wonderful, peaceful and happy Christmas and new year. I’ve loved following and joining in IAVOM. Here’s today’s hasty not-a-vase. Xx https://bramblegarden.com/2018/12/24/in-a-vase-on-monday-flowers-for-christmas/
Thank you Karen and the same to you too – I am not expecting to see many vases today so well done for your hasty one!
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A great festive arrangement Cathy. Love those berries and the cream jug made me think of summer berries with cream… Happy Christmas to you and your family Cathy! https://wordsandherbs.com/2018/12/24/in-a-vase-on-monday-christmas-eve/
Thanks Cathy – and I see what you mean about the berries and cream. In hindsight I can see that they make a good pairing but that was more by luck than judgement!
And you Cathy. Look forward to gardening with you next year 🙂
Thanks Jude, and thank you for coming with me on my rambles
A pleasure Cathy.
I was planning on posting berries in a vase today. I hope I get that done. Lovely.
Hope so too – and I am sure they will look lovely
Lovely. Happy Christmas Cathy!
Thanks Allison, and every good wish to you and yours too
A nice array of berries and perfect for Christmas Eve. We have similar white berries here, called Snow Berries. I had forgotten about berries on Ivy, perfect touch and the white jug sets everything off.
Here is my holiday vase:http://theshrubqueen.com/2018/12/24/in-a-vase-on-monday-yuletide-greetings/
Happy Christmas and Holidays to you and yours, Cathy.
Thanks Amelia – I only discovered ivy berries in recent years and have become very fond of them. We certainly have a lot of them in our garden! Very best wishes to you and yours too
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A very Happy Christmas to you Cathy. Thank you for all your inspiration throughout the years. Here’s my Christmas offering: https://myhesperidesgarden.wordpress.com/2018/12/24/in-a-vase-on-monday-happy-christmas-2018/
Thanks Christina, and for all your support and encouragement too. Best wishes to both
Peace, joy, and love to you Cathy, today and always. A perfect vase for the season and the runner is a great backdrop! My offering is here: http://outlawgarden.blogspot.com/2018/12/in-vase-on-monday-it-started-simply.html
Thank you so much Peter
The merriest of Christmases to you too, Cathy! Thanks for fitting IAVOM into your busy holiday schedule as well. Here’s my post: https://krispgarden.blogspot.com/2018/12/in-vase-on-monday-merry-christmas.html
Thank you Kris – indeed a bit of advance scheduling was required!
And a berry Happy Christmas to you to Cathy. Looking forward to 2020 and a lot of fun Witch Hazel and snowdrop watching with you.
2020? Can we have 2019 first please? 😁 But bring on the snowdrops and witch hazels whatever the year …
Goodness, where did that come from? Oh no, don’t let’s run on to 2020 quite yet.
Wishing you everything you would wish yourself. I failed to plan ahead and time ran away with me so no vase from me today. It’s inspiring to see your festive look. Thanks for everything and onwards to a new year!. x
Time has a habit of doing that! Thanks for your support too and wishing you all the best for now and next year
A lovely arrangement and with a great balance of red green and white. A very happy Christmas and thanks for all you do to keep us going.
Thanks Noelle – it was of course very simple to put together but trying to decide on the receptacle took a little longer. Best wishes to you and your family for the season and on into the new year
Fabulous festive baubles Cathy! A most Happy Christmas! xxx
Thanks Anna – they are a bit baubly I suppose! Best of everything to you both too
Thanks Lisa, and to you too
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Such festive cheerful berries, Cathy! Wishing you and the Golfer a most merry Christmas and a happy new year. https://edinburghgardendiary.com/2018/12/24/christmas-roses/
Thanks Joanne – the snowberries are so pretty but I would never grow them in my own garden! Best wishes to both of you too
Nor would I! I confess I used to want to plant a snowberry bush in our garden, but then we were out house-hunting and saw the front garden of a lady who had done just that. She had nothing BUT snowberries in the end.
Cathy a magnificent jarron of berries and the Wizarding King of the East that accompanies her is precious. Cathy wishes you and the golfer a happy and merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019 full of gardening, love and health. Greetings from Margarita.
Thank you for your kind wishes, Margarita. All the very best to you and your family as well
I din’t know anyone else grew symphocarpus anymore. It grows wild here, but is not much to brag about. I think it was prettier in landscapes where it got cut back and developed berries on renovated growth rather than on overgrown thicket growth like it gets in the wild. I have not seen it in a refined landscape in years, and would not have expected it in another region. Is it a specie that is native there?