Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy Winter Solstice!

It’s the shortest day of the year, but I am happy in the knowledge that every day from here on out will bring more and more sunshine! I hope you enjoy the winter solstice and celebrate it in a festive … Continue reading

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Winter Decorations 2011

I like to use greens from the garden to decorate for the winter holidays.  I have a large bay tree, and so I pruned some branches that were sticking out, and used the prunings as part of the greenery for … Continue reading

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Mulch For Garden Beds And A Pretty Winter Plant Combination

Over the weekend, our across-the-street neighbor was raking up the many Japanese Maple leaves from his gorgeous tree, and so I ran out and asked him if I could take the leaves for my garden beds, pretty please?  He said … Continue reading

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