Holiday Arrangements: Shake Your Rose Hips

One of the most saucily-named darlings in the plant world, rose hips bring bright color and pleasant plumpness to the winter garden, and a wild witchiness to floral arrangements…

The Kitchn can tell you all the reasons rose hips are good for you (and any lucky birds that frequent your yard), so I'll just show you a few ways they can become part of your holiday centerpieces. Bonus: red, ripe rose hips have a lovely citrusy smell!

• Martha Stewart created this simple, elegant arrangement using just rose hips (at different stages of their development so they are green, orange, and red) and seeded eucalyptus, which has a spicy scent that's perfect for fall and winter.
• The French Bouquet of Tulsa did a great round-up of their purple bouquets, including this one featuring rose hips, carnations, seeded eucalyptus, and zinnias.
Floral Artistry of Vermont created this bouquet using rose hips and the near-black callas I love so much, plus roses and dahlias.
Casa Sugar spotted this spare arrangement of rose hips and protea ("Pincushion"). Like the Martha Stewart arrangements, the silver vases add a touch of glam to the wild rose hips.

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