Red Roses for Christmas
Ice Blue and Pink roses

Christmas Bouquet

 

These same roses enjoyed a little showing off the other day. 

 

Red-roses

Well, they're back for one more try, with a few new additions.

 

Redcoat-rose

Redcoat joins the group- it's an old David Austin rose.

 

Greens

I barely showed you the garden greens I was using in the last post. Here they are up close. The small rose leaf canes are Petite Pink Scotch, which came from a Sacramento Cemetery sale. The large hips in the bucket are from the rose, Kathleen.

 

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Chocolate-pelargonium
Eleagnus
Small-rose-hips
Rose-hip

The deodora cedar cones, that look like roses, are saved from an aged tree we had to take down due to branch drop. It's special to have these small remants from what was once a huge garden presence. The next image is chocolate pelargonium- this along with mint pelargonium have become staples in the floral industry in the last few years. Their leaves take up space elegantly and add a bit of drama. The silvery eleagnus is one of my garden treasures and it lasts really well in bouquets. The small hips are from The Gift. The fat juicy hips are from a rugosa rose. 

 

Pomegranates

Sherry asked me if the yellow-leafed shrubs shown in my fall post are roses. No, Sherry, here are their fruits.

 

 

Christmas-bouquet

 

 

Red-rose-bouquet

 


Red-pom

Intimacy like this is part of the joy in playing with nature. 

 

 

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