In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Window Box

The window box on the wood shed gets dressed for the holidays with Fraser fir (Abies fraseri), Threadleaf False Cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Sungold’) and Winterberry (Ilex verticillata). It’s a task that always puts me in a festive mood!

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase arrangements created from our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.

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77 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Window Box

  1. Laurie Graves says:

    So festive!

  2. Washe Koda says:

    I like the window box, Like the snow too! 🙂

  3. tonytomeo says:

    Those are two too cool evergreens. Chamaecyparis of any kind is uncommon here, and I have never seen a real Fraser fir. I grew a few seedlings a few years ago when I grew all but one of the North American firs. Ironically, the one fir that I was lacking was the Santa Lucia fir, (or bristlecone fir), which is native to a small area in the Santa Lucia Mountains just south of here; so it is one of our natives.

  4. Beautiful, Eliza! So fun and festive.

  5. Christina says:

    I think these individual traditions; I remember seeing last year’s box and thinking what a lovely idea it was. Happy beginning of the festive season Eliza.

  6. Alice Pratt says:

    A beautiful and perfect blend of textures and colors.

  7. Fa- La-La-La-La, deck the halls! Greens and red berries put me in a good mood as well! Lovely, Eliza!

  8. A beautiful festive arrangement.

  9. Robbie says:

    !:-) I love the display against the weathered woodshed! Beautiful, Eliza:-)

  10. Cathy says:

    Oh that looks lovely – and makes me think I could stick some extra greenery in the baskets at the front which have violas and bellis in them…

  11. Kris P says:

    It looks festive indeed, Eliza! The white lace curtain behind the box adds to the picture too.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kris. I think I’m the only person in town who puts a lace curtain in my woodshed, lol. When I had it built, I wanted it to look attractive and not just utilitarian. 🙂

  12. Peter/Outlaw says:

    The whole image is full of wonder with the wood siding, festive arrangement, and lace curtain. Love this!

  13. Cathy says:

    So cheering and festive Eliza! I love the smell of fir when freshly cut, and that contributes to the Christmas mood for me too. 🙂

  14. AlisonC says:

    I’m enjoying all the festive greenery and also the snowy blog pages. Your window box looks so cheerful and pretty against the wood.

  15. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Things are starting to look festive!

  16. gaiainaction says:

    That looks absolutely lovely Eliza.

  17. Robin says:

    It gorgeous and so very festive! 🙂

  18. I love window boxes of all shapes and sizes. This is quite lovely and definitely a nice part of your holiday decorations.

  19. Beautiful colours and textures!

  20. Laughing about your lace curtain! Think I like the contrasting evergreens better, the Chamaecyparis will grow in Atlanta and I used to use them on projects – a favorite! Looking great with Winterberry and Fir. I am sure that was hard to get to look that great! Happy Holidays.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      You like that curtain, eh? 😉 Thanks, actually it took longer to collect the greens and winterberry than to arrange it. It went pretty quickly.
      When I bought the Threadleaf, the tag said H3′ x W3′ so I thought I was getting a dwarf. Must have been mislabeled as that thing is at least 10 x 10 now and I’d never have put it in that spot if I’d known how big it was going to get. No matter how much I hack away at it, it still grows on and on. Still, it is beautiful and the birds love its privacy for nest-building, so I’ll let it stay. For now, at least. 😉

  21. Beautiful shed and window box!🙂

  22. Widdershins says:

    Very festive. 🙂 … and wonderfully paired with the ‘snow’ that WordPress brings to each and every one of us each December. 😀

  23. The season approaches…few people evoke such a sense of wonderment through these arrangements as you do. Thanks for sharing

  24. ladyfi says:

    that is just so pretty!

  25. You really can’t help feeling in a festive mood when you see that!

  26. Bec says:

    Your fern willow box looks really lovely – v Christmasy 🙂 looking forward to seeing more Christmas arrangements love bec xx

  27. Perfect plants and perfect backdrop. Nothing like having a choice of greens for decorating.

  28. Kathy Sturr says:

    My favorite!!! LOVE holiday window boxes!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      🙂 Thank you, Kathy. How does one decorate in FL without the standard evergreens?

      • Kathy Sturr says:

        There are plenty of Cedars here in Cedar Key with beautiful blue berries and there are LOTS of pine cones from the Loblolly pine trees. I haven’t made any window boxes though because I still have plants in pots so there’s lots of green! A new amaryllis, too.

  29. Beautiful! Add a message and you’ve got a holiday card!

  30. MK says:

    It ain’t just the window box that got dressed up. Looks to me as if there is some lovely lace curtain behind it. In a shed, no less!

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