In a Vase on Monday: Getting in the Festive Mood

We had lovely sunshine this morning once the mist had risen, so I was able to meander around the garden this week and choose at leisure some materials for my Monday vase… the meme hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

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With Fennel stars, Euonymus and Hazel baubles, and a few berries from Cotoneaster and Berberis, the collection of evergreens and stems took on a festive look.

The shiny Mahonia and laurel leaves are my alternative to Holly, which doesn’t appear to grow well around here. And the sprigs of fir are ideal for the festive mood too.

Are you getting into the festive mood yet?

Have a great week!