Sunday, December 26, 2010

......And a Little Fresh Garland for Good Measure.

I thought I would do a blog-a-thon today. I try not to blog when I have nothing to say, but when I do have something to may be more than you care to read..anyhoo!! We had a special treat this year. A designer friend sent us a very special Christmas gift...a 75' fresh mixed garland!! It was amazing. We have had an artificial tree for several years and I didn't realize how much I missed the smell and look of fresh evergreen. Well I was like a kid in a candy store...I put it everywhere. I even added it to some of my artificial greenery and it made a huge difference! It was truly a special treat and I have enjoyed it so much! (Thanks Suzanne!! You are precious!)

Deck the Halls...Walls....Porch....Planters, and anything else you can get your hands on!!

Well the Christmas season is drawing to a close and it has been a while since my last post,but I thought this wonderful idea from our friends at Botanica was postworthy. Most of us have the winterlong dilemma of "what do I put in my planters/window boxes during the long months of winter?" I know I have! During those months when everything seems to be brown and dormant, I have wanted a more welcoming entrance than that of the "Adams Family". So at a recent show, I was trying to locate some dwarf english boxwoods for my planters and my friend Bryan from Botanica showed me this glorious planter filled with cut greenery!! He said his last through February! Now he lives in Charleston and the temps are a little milder up there, but I was all for trying it out. So here are some photos: nothing was planted!! all of the greenery was cut from evergreens in my yard, (except for the generous Magnolia donation from some friends) and pressed into the moist dirt in the planters.