Monday, 12 December 2011

Flowers in the Holiday House

I'm visiting Jane at smallbutcharming for Flowers in the  Holiday House.

Except I don't have any flowers. But I do have these.

This pot contains the glycerined rowan leaves and berries I did in September; dried poppy heads and rose hips (also preserved in glycerine), all from my garden. I have also added cones I've collected elsewhere. The berries, hips and cones have all been wired.

Both the charity shop bottles below contain grasses from my garden.

 This is Calamagrostis brachytricha

 This is Molinia caerulea subsp. arundincea 'Transparent'.

Christmas tree and decorations not up yet, I'll be putting them up on Wednesday. 


  1. As always "this" is just perfect.

    I love that all came from your garden and have been preserved by you.

    Hell I can't even put my own lights on my own tree.

    Thanks for joining in.

    xo Jane

  2. They are out of your garden, they are in a vase, they grew! You are way ahead of me and I love them. Of now to see if maybe I could have done something with the barley grass that is slowly taking over my lawn!!!!

  3. The leaves and pods and berries and cones are just beautiful!

  4. So pretty. I love the all natural look for winter. Might have to give it a try. Thanks for showing me the way.

  5. I love the grasses--very sculptural!

  6. Lovely ideas for next year, I wish I had thought to preserve my garden treasures too.