Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Keeping the lights on



Winter has some dark cold nights, keep the lights on.



Many of us have already packed away our holiday trees and decorations and are now enduring  the darkness of winter. Another reason why you should decorate for the season, and you can keep the lights on 






Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Another Home for the Holidays


Happy New year

Yep it's 2019

When I was a kid, I thought a date like 2019 meant the space age, ya know by now we'd have flying cars and moving sidewalks, daily trips to the moon and cities that floated in the sky.

Nope

Here's a look at another Holiday decorating project from the past, meaning 2018.

I guess I'm still living in the past









Make it a Great year, don't worry I'll catch up soon.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Home for the Holidays



A glance at some of our Holiday decorations









I hope everyone had a Happy Holiday

Friday, December 21, 2018

Winter gardens ready


The winter pots have been in full swing here now for quite some time This installation was done extra early, notice the colorful leaves still on the trees


Silver is the color of choice at this home, thank god for spray paint, Yes spray paint



Magnolia leaves bring more natural order along with the collar of Noble fir tips. These arrangements are on the upper terrace of this home and are most visible from the kitchen windows



On to the fountain pots
No one wants to look at a fountain's black empty basin, so we fill it in with more silver, this time with white pine tips, silver Eucalyptus, and pusy willow branches, spray painted silver






The two back pots that were specially designed for this home. They got all the hairiness of curly willow, that has been painted








This home and garden are ready for winter

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Fall catch up


As I write this post it's about 35 degrees outside. Winter came early this year... really early. We got snow a week after Halloween, snow on pumpkins, not a good look. So I'm trying to play catch up on my fall post.


In fact this planting will be ripped out in preparation for winter arrangements in just a couple of days.








Monday, November 5, 2018

The fall garden tour "Mums the word"


Mums are a favorite flower for this time of year. Most people I find either love them or hate them.
I have to admit, I have never been a huge fan of them, but that may be changing.




When I think of mum's I always tend to think of the flashy yellow, and the rusty colored ones, or the white one's that fade to some awful color.



And let's not forget that pungent smell.


This fall garden features a lot of mum's as well as a lot of flowering Kales and Cabbages


Mum's do add that much needed pop of color to the garden this time of year,
and the new varieties do come in nicer colors.




I guess I'm OK with mum's in this garden!