This splendid bough of Mistletoe berries is all one piece - the tree bough on which it's been growing has been cut through so it could be removed. This Mistletoe was grown in the UK but not by me. It does grow in some old gardens here in Galloway & I've been trying to get it established here on my apple trees for several years. It's very slow...
Mistletoe has many myths & legends but it's association with Christmas (& stealing kisses!) is probably a Victorian invention. This year we'll be trying the elbow bump instead perhaps...
I'll be breaking it up into smaller pieces, adding to my handmade Christmas Wreaths - another shape, another texture to add into the rich mix of foliage included.
Apologies for the bad hat - all I can say is that it's warm & fortunately the Fashion Police rarely visit the Flower Farm up here on the Hidden Road near Balmaclellan...
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.