As Thanksgiving approaches, a harvest theme seemed appropriate. The Cornus kousa ‘China Girl’ is the last of the trees to put on an Autumn cloak of many colors so I cut a couple of branches and collected a handful of its colorful fruits.
Couldn’t let the Euphorbia wulfenii and E. ‘Ascot Rainbow’ trimmings go to waste. Besides, they camouflage the awkward bare stems of the Callicarpa ‘Profusion’, whose luminous purple berries are a favorite this time of year. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, however you choose to mark it. Be sure to visit Rambling in the Garden to see what Cathy has up her sleeve this week.
That’s a beauty Ricki! Happy Thanksgiving to you and R.
Thank you, dear Loree.
The arragement is beautiful! I want to add a beautyberry to my garden. I grew it in Alabama. A neighbor up the street has one and it is stunning.
How did I not know that you blog? Now that you have left me a bread crumb trail to follow, I will visit often.
Very pretty! I love those Callicarpa berries, which look as though they glow from within.
‘Beauty Berry’ is an apt description, for sure.
The cornus foliage is lovely as of course is the callicarpa – I have had virtually no berries on mine this year so it is good to see yours. The dark yellow candles combine delightfully with the vase for the perfect Thanksgiving table setting – enjoy, and thanks for sharing
Those candles have been stashed in the pantry for a couple of years. I’m starting to share your hoarding ways, holding things in reserve for vase mondays.
Nice vignette Ricki. I like your Euphorbia/Callicarpa combo. The China Girl fruits are pretty amazing. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Thank you, Susie.
Beautiful ! Especially love your colors here , Rickii. Happy Thanksgiving !
We’re in sync there…these are some of my favorite colors to combine.
An arrangement befitting the holiday! Our gardens give us so much for which to give thanks. Your idea of using Euphorbia foliage to camouflage Callicarpa stems is inspired and I love your use of Cornus fruits. I always admire them outside but never thought of bringing them in. Happy Thanksgiving, Rickii!
Those Cornus fruits dry well too. I use them to tie onto packages. They’re technically edible but I’ve never figured out anything to do about that.
Sweet, Ricki! I loved seeing the cornus fruits in that little dish. You do such amazing, creative displays to match your equally creative, cozy and wonderful home 🙂
I stole that idea from Christina…lots of good, stealable ideas scattered around the internet, dontcha know?
Those berries are so pretty with the cornus foliage. The arrangement is a little like the advent arrangements people make here, with four candles. Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebrations Ricki!
Hi Ricki. Those berries are so pretty with the cornus foliage. The arrangement is a little like the advent arrangements people make here, with four candles. Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebrations!
Thanks Cathy…lots to be thankful for
a very happy Thanks Giving to you and your family; the arrangement will add beauty to the festivities.
It’s gotten so the house seems incomplete without a vase or two.