Christmas in July: Part 4

Another favorite plant of mine is called the “Heavenly Bamboo”. It is a care-free evergreen that grows into a rounded bush when established. Their leaves turn into a shade of red in the colder weather, make it a very seasonal plant. Here you can see, the berries that would show in their glory later in the year are starting to form:

And this is what I use them for in my Christmas decorations. These berries last for a looong time – way into February when I finally take down my Christmas decorations:

Have a blessed weekend. I will see you again on Monday!

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“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last.” John 15:16a

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7 thoughts on “Christmas in July: Part 4

  1. I used to leave my Christmas decorations up way into January but since my children are no longer at home it seems that I’m taking them down sooner and sooner. I’m not sure why. I love your centerpiece – I’ve not had any berries last that long! Blessings, marlene

  2. To have a lovely evergreen that produced long-lasting red berries would be super!
    In my corner of the world (the Northeast) I gather tiny rosehips that grow wild in the woods. They are called Dog roses. They have a small wild rose like flower in the Summer and have a beautilful fragrance which fills the air on warm summer nights. After blooming they develope a red rose hip and are very long lasting after picked in November. The only problem is they have terrible thorns, so you have to use sissors and gloves when gathering.
    Thanks for sharing–they make a beautiful Christmas arrangement.
    Blessings to You!
    Claudia O.

  3. I love berries on Christmas decorations, these look like they’re just meant for them. Whoa! That’s a loooong time to leave your Christmas decorations up for. I’d feel like a really bad housewife if I didn’t take them down by mid January, I guess that’s just me. Now if I get really busy and not take the decorations down, at least I wouldn’t feel alone, haha!

  4. Funny how I thought you must’ve left your Christmas decorations up so long into Feb to make them worth their while. It really did cross my mind, truly. I think it’s not a bad idea at all especially when everything outside is looking a bit dreary. I don’t blame you at all. Did you know I actually don’t like the cold weather? And I’m looking forward to the warmer days already, and we’re not even half way through the Winter yet. Help!!!!

  5. As I have been working on my yard this summer, I am looking for perennial plants to give lasting form to the garden. I must try to find this interesting plant you mention.
    If you have time, please stop by to see how my garden is progressing.

  6. Heavenly Bamboo is a beautiful plant. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before. The red berries are stunning and so useful for Christmas crafts. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Kalianne

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