I was asked – ‘what’s for Christmas Astar?’ I immediately said, freedom and joy, and that made the Engineer laugh. ‘No, for our house’. TBH, I’m thinking Christmas might be cancelled thanks to our current Covid situation, but just in case it isn’t, then I thought that something floral with a bit of glitz might be a lovely mix. Fortunately, I still had the spindly tree which most years I think to bin, but am pleased I didn’t. It’s had a hard life, but is a great shape and just perfect as a structure to hold and support a few gorgeous blue delphiniums.
The thing about Christmas living in the southern hemisphere is that it comes right in the middle of our hot humid summer. Blue, being a wonderful cooling colour seems the perfect solution. For those looking for a bit of inspiration then you might like this, my alternative to traditional.
This is what I found and have used
- The spindly tree but any slim pine tree would work.
This is for those who asked for an arrangement that is NOT TOO much FALL and the many who have requested if I could share how to tame down the orange. I enjoy the changing of the colours from late summer into fall, but must admit, that full on fall can be a be dominating in a room.