For people who know a little bit about color theory, red and green are opposites on the color wheel. This means they complement each other, which means they each bring out the best in the other. Kind of like cake and ice cream. They can stand alone just fine but together, they're even better.
Years ago I went through a "berries" phase. It was an offshoot of my "winter interest" phase. I looked for and purchased a bunch of different red-berried plants. Here they are in all their winter glory.
|Despite a light frost, my Chenille Plant (Acalypha pendula) is still alive.|
|Cotoneaster dammeri my quasi-bonsai.|
|Heavenly Bamboo or Nandina domestica|
|Cotoneaster lacteus almost didn't survive last winter's cold but it bounced back beautifully.|
I have it situated where I can see it from the dining room.
|I found this Skimmia japonica 'Alba' growing in a church yard. I snipped off several pieces and one rooted!|
|Skimmia japonica 'Alba' I think it has spider mites but oh well.|
|Skimmia japonica already has buds for spring's flowers.|
|Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' is a favorite of the robins.|
|A closer look at the Aronia berries.|
|And finally, NOID -- This plant is growing (and glowing) near my daughter's house.|
Wishing you all a glowing Christmas.