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A Southern Style Christmas in my Garden…

December 24, 2013

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!

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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.

 

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My garden bench decorated with fresh evergreens from my garden…

 

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My potting bench all decked out for the holidays.

 

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

 

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A Christmas basket (my former succulent basket) embellished with evergreens, lenten roses and yes, a few succulents.

 

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My Outdoor room console table.

 

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My outdoor room mantel. Every year I have a family of birds nesting in one of these birdhouses.

 

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My Entrance that I decorate each year with my life size Santa and over-sized bell swags I made several years ago.

 

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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).

 

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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……

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A ‘Festival of Pumpkins’ …..in my garden

October 6, 2013

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I Love to decorate my garden for the seasons. Fall is no exception, especially when it comes to PUMPKINS!

Nothing enhances my garden more this time of year than their vibrant array of colors, shapes and warmth. Pumpkins combined with gourds, mums, grasses, Chinese lantern plants and other ‘fall’ accents bring a cozy and inviting feel to my garden. With little effort, (except for the effort of collecting all the pumpkins) you too can decorate your garden with colorful pumpkins.

I must warn you though, it is fun and addictive!  Of course, I tend to go a little over the top with pumpkins in my garden, but that’s what makes it ‘festive’.

Note:  All photo’s, fall garden decor, containers and wreaths were designed and made by …ME…”The Graceful Gardener”.

 

Hope my ‘Festival of Pumpkins’ inspires you to add some to your garden…..

 

 

 Spilling down my Staircase….

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Every year, I always choose a colorful medley of pumpkins, gourds and mums to spill down my front entrance staircase. Many of my pumpkins were purchased from my local farmers markets or pumpkin farms in my area.

 

 

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My Potting Table and Bench……

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My Moongate…..

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Pumpkins in containers and spilling into my Garden….

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My Fall Wreaths and Entrance….HaPpY FaLL!

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Thanks for visiting…

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