iavom, thanksgiving style

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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.

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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.

21 thoughts on “iavom, thanksgiving style

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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