A Southern style Christmas in my garden….

Since I skipped decorating my garden for Christmas this year (been focusing on decorating inside for Christmas) I thought I would repost this from Christmas Garden past….Happy Holidays!  Peace and Happiness!


With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I’m a bit late in posting photo’s of my Christmas garden this year.   Here’s a peek….

Note: All Christmas arrangements, containers, wreaths and photos were designed and made by me (Brenda Addington) …The Graceful Gardener.

My garden bench decorated with fresh evergreens from my garden…
My potting bench all decked out for the holidays.



Christmas arrangement made from magnolias and evergreens picked from my garden.



A Christmas basket (my former succulent basket) embellished with evergreens, lenten roses and yes, a few succulents.
My Outdoor room console table.
My outdoor room mantel. Every year I have a family of birds nesting in one of these birdhouses.
My Entrance that I decorate each year with my life size Santa and over-sized bell swags I made several years ago.



My outdoor Christmas arrangement – ferns, berries and some faux and real evergreen sprays and magnolia leaves ( I have 6 huge magnolia trees in my garden).
I love the Christmas wreaths I made five years ago. I spruced them up a bit this year adding more pines cones and evergreen sprays.

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my garden to yours……


Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day….May Roses in my garden….

Time  for my roses to take center stage in my garden.

I grow all my roses organically using no chemicals or pesticides.

Here’s a peek of some of my no-spray roses that are blooming in my garden today….



'Distant Drums' shrub rose
‘Distant Drums’ shrub rose



Amber Flower Carpet rose
Amber Flower Carpet rose


Amber Flower carpet rose
Amber Flower carpet rose


'Julia Child' Floribunda rose
‘Julia Child’ Floribunda rose


'Princess Alexandra of Kent' David Austin rose
‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’
David Austin rose


'Poseidon' Kordes Rose
‘Poseidon’ Kordes Rose




Double Knockout roses
Double Knockout roses


'Mystic Beauty' Bourbon rose
‘Mystic Beauty’ Bourbon rose


Drift roses and climbing rose 'Lady Ashe'
Drift roses and climbing rose ‘Lady Ashe’



Climbing rose'Zephirine Drouhin'
Climbing rose’Zephirine Drouhin’


Drift roses
Drift roses


'Evelyn' David Austin rose
‘Evelyn’ David Austin rose




This monthly Bloom Day is hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens. Many thanks!