One of the pleasures of gardening in South Florida is the surprises that pop up in your garden. Most of the plants in this arrangement are volunteer plants that I had no hand in selecting.
The vase is an inherited piece of well patinaed silverplate from my mother’s vast collection of ‘junk store finds’. I am not entirely sure this is a vase at all, but today it is!
As far as the assemblage of plants – the white spikes are flowers of the Snake Plant or Mother In Laws tongues (Sansiveria); the burgundy leaves are the only intentionally planted item from my garden and are Aechmea”Burgundy” Bromeliads; Boston Ferns for foliage and Transcandentia zebrina is the purple and silver foliage plant – many people call this Wandering Jew and it is a popular hanging basket houseplant, it grows here and there in my garden. The ferny green foliage overhanging the edge of the vase is the Common Asparagus Fern, Asparagus setaceus; also a here and there plant in my garden. I am suspicious this came from my neighbor, who likes to use it in arrangements as well.
Good tidings to all and Happy Holidays wishes at the beginning of this festive season. I shall look for some more typical tropical holiday plants to arrange next week.