Edwin came home with an armful of these miracles of nature.
Picked from a garden of a member of the family. I added a few more from my own garden to fill out the display a little.
To achieve a long lasting display, I crushed the woody stems, cooked the lower 10th of each stem in boiling water for a few seconds, and then plunged them into a galvanized bucket filled with water - adding a few more from my own garden to fill out the display a little.
A delight to the senses.
The search for a plant has begun!