Star Jasmine seemed appropriate for Christmas, with a Geranium and Fuchsia ‘Gartenmeister Bonstedt’ for the red, and a little asparagus fern. Trachelospermum jasminoides is as sweet as Jasmine but more controllable.
I spent a rare weekend in the city, so it was a good chance to get the jungle of vines under control. Both the Fuchsia and the Star Jasmine needed major trimming, the Fuchsia because it had become so leggy, and the Star Jasmine because it was threatening to take over the driveway and climb the neighbour’s trees.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for inspiring us to bring flowers inside every Monday this year, and returning her wishes of Peace, Prosperity, and Goodwill.
16 thoughts on “In a Vase on the Monday before Christmas – Red, Green, and Gold”
Beautiful. The colors are so pure.
Thank you! Have a lovely Christmas.
What a delight to see this vase with so many warm flowers and the holiday look is perfect. I adore jasmine and wish I could grow it, but I can imagine the scent of that amazing vase! Wishing you Peace at this holiday time….
Thank you Donna, it is a lovely scent. Wishing you Peace as well.
Yes, Susie got it just right – the colours are pure. I was going to comment especially on the red fuchsia which is stunning with the others – and what a floriferous trachelospermum! It is obviously happy if it is making a takeover bid 🙂 Very best wishes to you and your family Cath
Thank you Cathy! And thanks again for being an inspiration throughout the year. Best wishes for a lovely Christmas. 🙂
That is a gorgeous arrangement.
Thank you! I hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year.
I like this vase, it is sort of tropically festive! I have not seen any fuchsias around, but you have inspired me to have a look to see if I can grow them. Happy Holidays.
I’m sure you will be able to grow this one. It really likes a bit of light shade and moisture, but will put up with all sorts of abuse, and grows easily from cuttings. Have a lovely Christmas.
GORGEOUS! I have jasmine envy! 😉 I’d love to have such abundance.
Thanks! I think all Gardeners want the thing that’s hard to grow :). I would like more raspberries and blackberries. The plants grow like weeds for me but almost no berries.
Might be your raspberries need more phosphorus. You try supplementing. Assuming also that you have plenty of pollinators.
Oh, that’s interesting, I assumed it was lack of cold weather, but our soil is very poor in phosphorus. We’ve been bringing in chicken manure lately and phosphate rock and it has helped immensely. I have pretty much left the berries but I will try giving them some compost and manure.
It’s a gorgeous combinations and a great use of your trimmings. Best wishes for a merry Christmas!
Thanks Kris! I hope you have a wonderful
Christmas too !