Canada Garden: 12/07

Monday, December 31, 2007

G Dog in the Snow

We're supposed to get a little snow for the New Year. And some really cold temps too. G Dog won't mind!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Jigsaw

Mark and I needed all the help we could get for this 1000-piece puzzle. Mama and V worked on it, Isaac spent quite a bit of time on it, and even a Ben and Ryan helped one night. It's finally done and we didn't lose one piece! We have two more puzzles waiting to be worked; but for right now, we'll just enjoy the view.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Still Going

We're having some warmer weather and it's so nice to get out in the yard again. There are a few things still going despite the ice and snow we've had lately. The epimedium and hellebores are beautiful shades of green.

Saturday Morning Post

Saturday, December 15, 2007

December at The Farm

The Farm is closing for the season today, but mama and V and I were able to go yesterday. It was just beautiful. I loved the dried flower trees. And as usual, we stopped at the MorningStar Tea Room for lunch and had great food! Each of the tables had a little landscape of Christmas decorations. Now I'm looking forward to April when The Farm has all their great annual seedlings that you can't get anywhere else!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Angie Price is the floral designer in our vocational program at work. She and the patients did the tree and the poinsetta display.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Lori gave me these letters last year when they came to visit. They're from a place called The Copper Ewe. I just love them.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

More Centerpieces

This was our last class. Next week is the final exam. Latin names and principles of design. Yikes!

Friday, December 07, 2007

From Granddaddy's Filling Station

This is one of my family heirlooms. Granddaddy had a filling station and he used to let me "read the pumps" at closing time. That meant taking a pencil and paper out to the pumps and writing down the numbers--I'm sure it had something to do with tracking how many gallons of gas he had sold for the day. Wish I had one of those old pumps--it'd be out in the flower garden for sure. But anyway, I'm sure glad I have his thermometer on my porch.


I haven't been posting lately because there have been no flowers in this house. None! But I fixed that yesterday. There's a new supply of flowers and lots of evergreen just waiting. And speaking of waiting. . . When I opened my mailbox this morning, this lily from WaySide Gardens appeared. I was ready to buy. Where's that credit card? But, it's not for sale yet. Sigh. Okay, back to the holiday arrangments.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

December Sunday

Granddaddy's thermometer says it's 54 degrees and it's just beautiful out today. This wreath was the class assignment yesterday.