Monday, December 12, 2016

In a Vase on Monday - Outside

The vase I have to show you this morning is outside. Right before the weather turned wet I stuffed some holiday cheer into this urn out front. I took white pine snips from the side lot. The holly berries came from a friends huge holly tree and the red twigs came from my garden. Just a little fun for the holidays.
The leftovers went into an empty planter out on the patio. 
I kept a few holly sprigs to put in the window box outside my office window. I love to see the Mockingbirds discover the berries later when it really gets cold. The Mockingbird often has to fight off the Cardinals for these winter treats. 
Do join us today and show us what you might have in a vase on Monday. Pop over to Cathy's at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others are finding this time of year to place in a vase.

12 comments:

  1. Lisa, your outdoor containers are very festive, just right for the season. (susie)

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  2. Nothing like a little color and bird action right outside your windows. My mom used to mail me a box of fresh cut holly from her garden back east. It lasted so long compared to what you get at a florists. I love the way the white pine looks in the front door arrangement. I can just feel how silky it is.

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  3. oh I LOVE your vases! They are so full of color and life.

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  4. How lovely to have a supersize vase like this and visible from the house too. Sometimes a flock of redwing will pass through here and strip our holly tree overnight. Thnaks for sharing

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  5. Adding the berries to the window box outside your office was a wonderful idea! I hope you get lots of visits from grateful birds to distract you from work.

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  6. Love the silvery blue white pine and berries, treats for you and the birds.

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  7. Beautiful! I love outdoor holiday-themed decorations and with the cool weather, they last for weeks.

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  8. Very nice. What a great idea to put the Holly sprigs outside your window. I've been trying to do more of that, too--placing garden elements in sight of the windows for a great view throughout the seasons. I didn't realize Mockingbirds stick around in the north during the winter. You're lucky to have one as a regular in your garden.

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  9. Great idea, Lisa! Spooky timing, as on Monday I had the idea of doing some outside decorating with empty hanging baskets for my front door :-) I do think yours works better though and not sure in practise a light basket would be practical. Enjoy seeing the mockingbird from your window, I hope it gets peace to feed :-)

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  10. Lovely season plant photography ~ thanks,

    Wishing you peace in your week ~ ^_^

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  11. Impressed that you are braving the cold to put this together!

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