Now that Thanksgiving is over the holiday rush is in full gear. If you find yourself having some friends and family over for some good food and cheer remember your yard may hold the key to a last minute table arrangement. Here in the cozy home of my friends in Taos, New Mexico I scoured their frozen withered vegetable and herb garden for textures, fragrances and colors to bring indoors. For this table palette I harvested rosemary, dried yarrow flowers, balsam cuttings, sage, artemesia, jalapeno peppers, juniper, dried echinacea and a few lemons and limes harvested from the refrigerator. The juniper, balsam, rosemary and sage created a nice blend of fragrances along with traditional holiday candles and boughs. Remember, no matter where you live or what time of year it is, you can harvest from the yard, without spending a dime on table arrangements. Happy Holidays and I’ll be seeing you around the garden!
Photo credit: Mike Brown