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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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Blizzard At Garden On Sherlock Street

The December tour photos are one post back and under Pages in the right hand column.

Merry Christmas!

December Tour 2011

Front Garden


Back Garden

Side Garden

Vegetable Garden



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.