In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Greetings

The post box at the end of the driveway gets a beribboned swag for the holidays, made with Fraser fir (Abies fraseri), White pine (Pinus strobus), Threadleaf False Cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Sungold’) and Winterberry (Ilex verticillata). Holiday greetings to all!

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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74 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Holiday Greetings

  1. naturebackin says:

    Best greetings for the holidays for you too Eliza.

  2. Alice Pratt says:

    Yet another magical touch from Eliza! You make your surroundings so pretty.

  3. tonytomeo says:

    If Fraser fir is so rare, why is the foliage so common? I realize that it is grown as Christmas trees, but is it also a popular tree in home gardening?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      It grows better than balsam fir here and tree plantations plant a lot of them. I live next to a tree farm, so that’s where I get my greens. Fir trees are a lot easier to work with, spruce is way too prickly!

      • tonytomeo says:

        For us, spruce is not even an option for cut trees! We do not grow them because they are too slow. They are not brought in because they do not bundle very well. When I was studying firs, I thought that it was odd that the Fraser fir is almost as rare in the wild as our ‘native’ Santa Lucia fir. Yet, everyone seems to know about it.

  4. Christina says:

    A lovely welcome for your postman.

  5. Brenda says:

    I hope you are enjoying the holidays Eliza.

  6. Ooh I like that Eliza. Really festive

  7. Beautiful and I love the holiday display and yellow mailbox!🙂 Happy Holidays!🙂

  8. Anne says:

    What an attractive greeting for the postman/woman!

  9. Laurie Graves says:

    Oh so pretty!

  10. okay…I did not even know beribboned was a word! 🙂

  11. Beautiful combination of greens! And you’ve reminded me I have a thread leaf cypress that I could take a few clippings from for in the house.

  12. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Gorgeous! Such a nice greeting for your mail carrier! I’m sure he/she appreciates the beauty.

  13. Lovely! I was going to get some mailbox swag this year and didn’t. In related news, next year I will NOT be making the same mistake again.

  14. Annette says:

    This is a lovely idea for a xmas decoration, Eliza, and I see it’s snowing so no doubt you’ll be in the right mood soon. Merry christmas 🙂

  15. Joanna says:

    It’s perfect! 🙂

  16. Kris P says:

    I expect you have one happy mailperson! I never think of decorating the mail box – I must do that (next year).

  17. What a wonderful way to greet all those wishes that will be heading your way.

  18. Cathy says:

    That’s another lovely arrangement Eliza! I bet that brings a smile to the face of your postman/lady!

  19. Fascinating to see the different conifers arranged together like that. The structure of the needles, form and shape are a wonderful back drop for the red berries. Happy greetings to you Eliza for a blessed season.

  20. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Such a lovely idea:-)

  21. Robin says:

    Beautiful swag, Eliza. I love winterberry. There is something so festive about it. Happy Holidays to you, too! 🙂

  22. pastpeter says:

    You create beauty, which is a great gift. Thank you, Eliza! A blessed Christmas to you and yours.

  23. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    So pretty and festive, Eliza! Happy happy happy holidays!!

  24. Jane Lurie says:

    I love holiday greenery and your arrangement is beautiful, Eliza. Happy holidays to you and yours!

  25. Kathy Sturr says:

    So pretty! I miss making my holiday window boxes and such but came across a great idea: an air plant wreathe! The dang things are all over here! Love that Threadleaf False Cypress!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kathy. I think it’d be a fun challenge to use whatever is to hand in your area. Any manner of greenery, shells and yes, tillandsia would be beautiful and last forever!

  26. AlisonC says:

    A lovely idea, I wonder if I can attach something welcoming to our gate?

  27. Very nice. Their textures blend very well and the ‘Sungold’ really lifts all of the green.

  28. I love natural Christmas decorations like this.

  29. Christy B says:

    It’s very sweet with the red bow!

  30. Another beauty! Best wishes for the holidays!

  31. pawprintsandmint says:

    That is a fun idea to decorate your post box, lovely.

    M & Bear

  32. This is so beautiful and Christmassy Eliza – you’ve put us all in the mood for the season.

  33. A nice touch – simple and elegant.

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