Seasons Greetings Lovelies,
Just wanting to share some pictures I took around the house and gardens, seasonal things and some just for fun.
I only knew I wanted fresh greenery for the season, nothing too decorated, just fresh greens. It is a quiet sense of purity and livingness I love. I found all the greenery I needed in Trader Joe's on my first visit there, what a joyful day that was! ;D
Window boxes planted with baby plants, pansies, ivy, begonias, coleus and sweet potatoe vine cuttings, and fern.This should take all season to fill out which will be really nice.
My Secret Garden beneath my bedroom window. Finally I think I got it right with the right plants for the right lighting, these should stay small.
I love the pink poinsettias with the plum coleus together.
I wanted pinks, plums, and silver colors.
The Christmas Tree....is not what I would have bought, and I got a bit depressed when I saw it. The housemate got this and I didn't think I could redeem it, but I frosted it, added a strand of lights and a few glass balls......glittered pine cones around the base. I will always have pine cones around, I just love them.
The mantle......is very long.....11 feet long. I added an extra strand of lights, a boxwood wreath with simple snowflakes on it, Hebe Cupressoides evergreens, and pine garland.
I didn't do much this season, but I did want the bottle brush trees out, I just love them.
After looking at the trees for a week I decided one day to glitter a few of them, am glad I did! Nothing like sparkle!! :D
He appears to be singing :D.........and he himself seems to be decked with all kinds of things! lolol....so I didn't need much more...I still have yet to investigate all he is carrying on him.
Even from the back he is resplendent :D....glitter and all.....love him.
A beautiful small flowering plant, Winter Wonder campanula.....Trader Joe's carries different things I love to see.
Outside the front veggie patch is doing great. The orange tree finally got planted and around it I planted mustards which are giant now, the collards in the back growing slowly but can grow to 6 feet like the last ones I had and last a few years. And in the front are 4 cabbages doing very nicely....the lush healthy greenery makes me so happy, and I love juicing them.
I love the pink poinsettias so much I bought extra to make hanging baskets for the front porch.
In the back yard where I used to have full sun even in the winter, I realized the mango tree grew so much the past year it shades the entire back yard now, so it will have to be trimmed to have the sun I need to grow the veggies and flowers I want. I bought all heirloom seeds, but they have to wait until the tree is trimmed.
The rabbits were eating everything I planted and I had to cover the cabbages here with cloches.
Thanks for visiting.
I wish for you all a healthy and happy, peaceful and abundant season and Holiday.
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