It’s slim pickings for yard bouquets in the middle of winter. But I have to hand it to our Aucuba japonica, it has bright, attractive foliage all four seasons. This Aucuba japonica is one tough plant. It survives endless nibbles by deer and our long hot summers (it does prefer the shade though).
I even transplanted a little volunteer Aucuba japonica last March and I’m happy to report it’s growing strong in its new location.
So for this mid-winter yard bouquet, I just clipped some of the Aucuba’s leaves and brought them inside. I figured they’d provide a nice pop of color. I also put them in a lovely new vase my sister bought me (which is actually one of two new vases she gave me; you can check out the other one here).
Wanna see my other 21 free bouquets I clipped from my yard? Just click on the “Yard bouquets” link below.