I positioned 4 of the leaves first and the flower pot. Whipped stitched them in place. Then I stitched around each leaf in a chain stitch with pearl cotton #12 Valdani #M30.  I removed the basting and embroidered down the center in the fly stitch. I used variegated floss, 3 strands. (DMC4506)

On the flower pot, I couched cotton tape ribbon with 6 strands of floss, (DMC4506).

The background fabric is a black and white texture; mill dyed. The leaves are a spot dyed piece and the flower pot is blue spruce.