I’m late with my post for Garden Bloggers Foliage Day, sorry Christina, but at this time of year, other things intrude!
I’ve been cutting foliage and preparing it over a couple of days and today saw the end result.
I started cutting a few branches of yew from the back garden.
Then some Choisya ternata from the corner.
Most people seem to hate Laurel, but it is so good for forming a background for other leaves, I wouldn’t be without it.
A few branches of a blue cedar like bush were cut to add to the bucket.
This bush of Euonymus Emerald Gaity needed trimming to tidy it, so a few long strands were removed.
Six leaves from Phormium Yellow Wave were cut to add to the collection.
A few branches of Senecio (I think this might have had a name change) were added to the bucket.
My foliage bucket was full to overflowing, I couldn’t get any more in it. The bucket was stood in the porch overnight so that they could have a good long drink. I did the arranging this morning and then it was off for a drive to the next town.
It didn’t take long to assemble the crib figures and place the foliage arrangement in front, all ready for Midnight Mass tonight. In case anyone is wondering, the three kings are waiting in the wings and get moved closer, the nearer we get to January 6th.
So there we are Christina, a bit late but I got there eventually! I wish you all and your families a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas.