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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!


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……








December 25, 2013 at 8:31 am

Really love your style! Nice job

December 25, 2013 at 10:19 am

Love, love, love those bell swags!!! You’ve just inspired me to decorate my hosta pot on my front porch. The hosta has gone dormant and I cut it back so now the pot is bare, but I could dress it up with evergreens. I have a magnolia, and nandinas, and cherry laurels. I’m sure I can come up with something :-) Merry Christmas!

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    December 26, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Thanks so much for your kind words Toni. Happy Holidays to you too!

December 26, 2013 at 10:33 am

You did a magnificent job! I only wish there were more descriptions. In the first two pictures, to the left of the basket on the bench, there are two large red flowers, pods or balls of some sort. I also see three more of them on the top shelf of the potting bench. What are they? Thanks!

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    December 26, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Thank you Kathy! The red rosette balls are ornaments I picked up many years ago at a local nursery. They have weathered and aged over the years but still provide some color. Almost all the greenery I used to decorate with are from my garden (I have a conifer obsession). I used a combination of real evergreen sprays and a few faux. My potting bench is an area in my garden that I decorate for every season.
    Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays.

December 26, 2013 at 11:24 am

Wonderful colors from nature made special by you. Love it.

Elizabeth Wojcik
December 26, 2013 at 4:23 pm

What a treat to see these! Thank you so much! I am curious as to the bells. Did you make the bells also? If so what from, wire, wood? I wish I could get instructions on making these bells. You are an artist!

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