Looking out the back door from the family room I still see lots of green here in Central California. But this time of year is the one time I need a bit of red to herald the season. I have a few terracotta pots I painted many years ago that can provide a quick holiday splash with the addition of a pot or two of cyclamen. And the wish for Christmas red is one reason I like nandina...its berries so nicely change from orange at Thanksgiving to bright red in time for Christmas.
This year, expecting rain and dreary skies for the holiday made me want to bump up the pockets of red. And in less than 2 minutes I did just that. I cut several small branches from the pile of branches we cut off the bottom of the Christmas tree in order to get it into the stand, slid them into the hanging pots with the delosperma (ice plant) then cut a few sprigs of berries from the cotoneaster and slid them in as well.
A quick, simple, free addition to the holiday decor!