I cut a bunch of foliage and the few remaining flowers in the garden on Nov. 21st to fill a group of vases which I then scattered around the house. Yesterday I tossed the Arum italicum leaves and assorted ferns which had been gracing my bathroom and had finally faded.
But the little bouquet I put in Mark's bathroom looks just about as good as the day I made it more than two weeks ago. I cut the foliage off of an annual Hibiscus before it went on the compost pile and the flowers are Calmintha nepeta ssp. nepeta. Not often that I can have flowers from my garden in the house in December.
We're in the midst of putting up some Christmas decorations as well as rearranging much of the art in our house which explains the presence of of the metal objets on the mantle. I'll post pictures when we finish.