New Year Star

I went up to Mamaroneck on new year's day for a party and was charged to gather up whatever I could from the garden to spruce up the festivities. A quick walkabout yielded some red berries that went nicely with some pine branches. Then a range of dried hydrangeas and dried alliums made quite a pretty vase in a subtle wintry palette -the hydrangeas still had a tint of color- unfortunately I didn't get a good picture. But best of all and most surprising of all- the Star Magnolia was full of buds. These had been moved around the previous year, sulked last year and it looks like they are back with a vengeance this year. A good augur on the first day of 2010.


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