Right now, common GPOD contributor Cherry Ong in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, is sharing her from-the-garden season decorations:
Given COVID and all of the chaos surrounding it, I’ve discovered reduction and refuge within the backyard. I’m unhappy that gardening season is over, so I’m wanting into making pure holiday decor from a mixture of store-bought greens, foraged finds from the backyard, and from my very own assortment over time. As normal, I’m wanting by final 12 months’s wreaths and made objects, and I’m visiting native nurseries to get impressed to create.
Final 12 months, I used to be fortunate sufficient to attend one in all Thomas Hobbs’s wreath-making lessons. He taught us learn how to add bling to our wreaths. The wreath that I made for that class was held on our entrance door. I made one other for the again door, and the remaining have been presents for household and pals, which I’m completely satisfied to report have been all properly acquired.
I additionally discovered some lanterns from Costco and jazzed them up. I used recent pomegranates and pepper berries, they usually lasted for months.
For indoors, I used completely different pine cones to create a woodland association adorned with the identical mushroom ornaments as on the front-door wreath. Tillandsias have been sprinkled across the tables—they’re so nice to have as houseplants since they are often moved round to adorn any space when wanted. Fairy lights actually add to that festive temper when tucked into these preparations.
We’ll doubtless have a small and comfortable vacation celebration this 12 months, although I’m nonetheless wanting ahead to adorning, cooking, and spending time with my household.
Wishing you all a secure and completely satisfied Thanksgiving and winter vacation season! We’ll get by this.
That is the wreath that I made at Thomas Hobbs’s wreath-making class. The pure substances offered for this class have been fairly beneficiant as you possibly can see: seeded eucalyptus, pepperberries, alpine huck branches, and pine branches. A wide range of glitter ornaments have been additionally offered. I used the ornaments offered for an additional wreath and as an alternative used mushroom ornaments, different smaller ornaments, and frosted pine cones.
I made this wreath at residence utilizing cuttings from my Senecio candicans ‘Angel Wings’, Thuja ‘Ceaselessly Goldie’, pine cones that have been mendacity round, and bought viburnum berries and eucalyptus pods. The ornaments actually do brighten up the wreath day or evening.
Ornaments, pepperberries, a pomegranate, and some extra evergreens and branches jazz up this lantern.
To make this wreath, which I put collectively as a present, I used cuttings from the backyard: Callicarpa bodinieri berries, Thuja ‘Ceaselessly Goldie’, Buxus sempervirens ‘Variegata’, Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans’, and Osmanthus ‘Goshiki’, together with store-bought objects in addition to fake berries and ornaments. I made a number of wreaths like this. They have been enjoyable to make and much more enjoyable to ship as presents.
One other wreath made to present as a present.
Element of a wreath made to present as a present.
I’ve an enormous tub of varied pine cones that I’ve collected over time. It’s good to have the ability to choose up a bunch of them and simply organize them in what fits my fancy. This was the association I got here up with final 12 months. They’re the identical mushroom ornaments as on the front-door wreath.
Tillandsias have been sprinkled across the tables. They’re so nice to have as houseplants since they are often moved round to adorn any space when wanted. Fairy lights actually add to that festive temper when tucked into these preparations.
One other association that includes a tillandsia.
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