This morning I went to a friend's garden club to hear a lecture about Ikebana. As one might expect of a garden club member, her yard and plantings were above average when it came to charm.
Mums and holly make a pretty holiday combination.
Chinaberries (which were new to Nan's arranging repertoire), roses and mitsusmata made a dramatic arrangement.
Photinia, Gerberas and Nandina would be easily available to most of us.
The resident cat was outside AND out of sorts because his mistress' husband rescued a profoundly abused dog a week ago. Not only did the little dog need spaying and surgery for removal of a cruel homemade "muzzle," she didn't think much of cats or the repairman who came to the door. She seemed to like women though.