Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Wreath Essay to Start Off the Holiday Season



I'd like to show you four exquisite wreaths hanging about Mohonk Mountain House and handcrafted by our own Greenhouse staff. This first creation hangs outside the Spa's indoor swimming pool and features yellow twig dogwood, golden mop chamaecyparis, arborvitae and pitch pine... It makes a bold statement against this stone wall!

Yellow twig dogwood, golden mop chamaecyparis, arborvitae and pitch pine

Next, blue on-blue on-blue with blue Scots pine , white pine, and euphorbia "pulls out" the blue tinge in the green wall.
Blue Scots pine, white pine, and euphorbia
Here white pine, blue juniper, privet and wisteria make a dramatic statement.

White pine, blue juniper, privet, and wisteria

Finally red takes center stage with oak leaf hydrangea, crab-apple, Andromeda, Fraser fig and red twig cornus- lovely!
Oak leaf hydrangea, crab-apple, Andromeda, Fraser fig and red twig cornus
 
I hope these wreaths inspire you to try one yourself... of note, these take at least an hour to make after all the materials are collected  :-)

-gartenmeister 
 


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