Right up to New Year's I kept my eye on my Poinsettia arrangement checking the moisture level and removing anything that didn't look perfect. And then I forgot about it until it started drooping precipitously.
Seemed like the perfect time to kiss it goodbye until I realized it was also the perfect time to experiment. So I cut the plant into individual stems and arranged them in a less stiff and formal way than my prior creation.
I put a kenzan in the bottom of this huge platter/bowl, added polished rocks, a few (now dried) flowers from my first bouquet and a pomegranate. And voila! Flowers to brighten the house for one more wintry week. You can see lots more arrangements at Rambling in the Garden who hosts this Monday meme.