Monday, December 26, 2011

Santa Was Good To This Gardener

We had a wonderful Christmas filled with family, friends, food and festivities.

This gardener received some nice gifts for the garden.

A subscription to Organic Gardening magazine from our God children.

New shears from a sister-in-law.

A dragonfly solar light from my wonderful husband's parents.

Let the 2012 garden planning begin!

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

It Followed Me Home

Really, I don't know how another plant found it's way into the house.

Must have something to do with the season.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It Did Not Turn Out Well

I harvested some holly in November keeping it in a bucket of water in the garage in hopes of making some decorations for Christmas.

Since this is what the garden looked like Monday, I decided to stay inside and try an idea.

I got out a box of old glass ball Christmas ornaments that I use for just about anything except hanging on the tree, collected a few vases and brought in the holly.

I promptly broke one of the ornaments.

After tucking some ornaments into the vases (yes, one of those is a tree topper), I arranged the holly in the vases too.

Now, these are not the best ornaments.  The paint on many of them is cracked which I thought might cause some of it to flake off when I added the water (wanting to keep the holly hydrated).  However, I never considered that all the paint would come off making the water a mess and ruining the whole look.  I pulled the holly, poured out the vases and threw the ornaments in the trash.  This was not a good idea.

I found the glass pebbles I store in an old tin, cleaned the vases and went with a simplistic, elegant look instead of a colorful, festive look.

Tomorrow, I show you where I placed the arrangements.