I put this “bouquet” together long before Christmas as a casual, last minute, and way-to-use-left- over-plant-material kind of arrangement. It gave a spot of color to the window ledge in front of the kitchen sink.
I cut some excess poinsettia branches from a huge plant, then added some Dusty Miller cuttings from an outdoor planter, some holly cuttings with nice red berries, and finally two cuttings from the Acuba japonica recently planted.
Still looking fine on January 12:
Can you see those roots? I suddenly realized I had something major growing there!
At first I thought it was the poinsettias, but no, it’s the Acuba.
Lots of gorgeous, healthy roots!!
Here they are, ready for a new home:
I’ll let you know how they do in a few months. Hopefully, they will be strong and healthy in time for spring planting!
And here is an image from this morning, taken in New Bern, North Carolina. We took an overnight break to New Bern and Beaufort and will definitely be returning (and showing you more in a post!) This image is of the garden behind the Isaac Taylor House, an historic site and now an art gallery and garden venue.
Note the very same acuba japonica over there on the right!
You just never know, do you?
I love the iron gate! At first I thought it was your patio….
Hey, thanks for the comment! Will call very soon…
Aucuba is a very useful evergreen for the shade garden, no doubt about it. Lots of eye-catching new varieties on the market, but I like the plain green too.
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I never knew about these plants until a few years ago and now I’m hooked. And, they make such great fillers throughout the winter inside. Hope you are surviving this week in your house!
The Accidental Gardener! I see a movie!
Oh that garden looks gorgeous. We’ve just come back from the Caribbean where everything was so lush to discover 2′ of snow! It will be months of dull and grey now before we see spring.
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Heather: How very nice…we used to go to the Caribbean almost every year, usually around Christmas. What a treat it is, except coming home to snow is always hard! And, of course, the cold. Glad you had a break!
My favorite traveling companion!