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Thursday, December 17, 2009

FF and Christmas Stuff!!

Here's a wreath that I decorated...not fancy...but, so me!
It's Fertilizer Friday over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ Not showing too many blooms this time....trying like the Dickens to get somewhat ready for Christmas. I know, I know, I have posted my Poinsettia (a lot) that I have kept alive for over a year now.........I do the happy dance everytime I see it!!
It's actually two of them. The one on the left is so much larger...You know what's funny? My husband purchased a white, pink and red one.........Don't remember which was which...one is struggling somewhere else. Both of these are RED!
My Charlie Brown Christmas Tree in the yard..
This is where I made my Iris bed...putting rocks along the edge of this..first of the year! (you can't really see the Iris' believe me they are there)
Love how these ladies have the white frilly on their skirts.
What a nice row of Cornflowers...started from seed.
One day I'll post a decent photo of my Hotlips Salvia....I bet imac likes this plant!
Today I made candies......

I will attach these candies to the top of gifts...I made the name tags out of Christmas cards that we received in 2006!

Do drop by Tootsie's she is a very talented person all the way around!! I just love her...
We are supposed to get up to 4 inches of rain in the next 24 hours........sigh

24 comments:

Sylvia said...

You have lots more blooming than I do but I am so loving this rain! My son is so upset that the grass is growing again hehehe...
Merry Christmas...

Dorothy said...

My Goodness! you are a busy talented girl! Do you ever just rest? Your flowers are still looking pretty and I know your home is all Christmasy by now. Hope all your Christmas wishes come true!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your wreath, Darla. And you are right about it being SO YOU. I love the Poinsettias in the wreath--and that birdie is fabulous...

Love your little candies also... You are just so creative...
Hugs,
Betsy

Evelyn Howard said...

Nice photos :) Have a nice weekend

Susie said...

I have to agree with Dorothy, do you ever rest? We'll have to start calling you Ms. Busy Body! hehe!

I love all your little goodies that you made. Wish I had some of your creativity.

My Mother's Garden said...

Darla,
Your garden looks great! Those candies look divine and the wreath is very pretty. You are one busy lady. Love the Charlie Brown tree too. : )
Thank you, Darla! For continuing to keep my button on your blog, it really is very kind of you and I do appreciate it.
Happy Holidays!
~Karrita

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Congrats on keeping your Poinsettias alive!! They look great! Love your wreath too!
The candies look yummy:~)
*hugs*deb

Tootsie said...

you are getting that much rain...and we expect a little more snow!!! lol
Your gardens are gorgeous as usual Darla...I love the wheel barrow...I have an old one that I would like to use..but have to replace it first...lol
You have been a very busy lady...the garden, the candies...the wreath! (which is very nice by the way)
I must say I am jealous of that poinsettia...I can't even keep one alive for a week...much less outside for a year! lol
I got your card today....you made me smile huge!!!
Love ya sister

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

First time here. Found you through Tootsie. I've enjoyed your blog, including the photos. I wish my gardening season was a bit longer. Had to put everything to bed for the winter. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

debbie said...

DEAR DARLA,
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.
YOUR WREATH IS GORGEOUS....IT WOULD MAKE ANY DREARY DAY SUNNY.
I ENJOYED LOOKING AT ALL YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS ESPECIALLY THE ONE WITH THE BUTTERFLY ON THE FLOWER THAT THE NAME ESCAPES ME NOW....I HAVE SOME OF THEM AND LOVE THEM BUT MY MIND IS BLANK THIS MORNING.
I WISH I COULD SNAP MY FINGERS AND WINTER WOULD BE GONE AND IT WOULD BE SPRING...LIFE IS ALWAYS BETTER IN THE SPRING.
I LOVE YOUR CHARLIE BROWN TREE.
FORGIVE ME FOR NOT BEING BY IN AWHILE. I LOVE ALL MY GARDENING FRIENDS AND THAT BETSY FROM TENNESSEE IS PRETTY SPECIAL.
ANGEL HUGS
DEBBIE

Rosemarie said...

I usually pick out a flower that is my favorite, but today I pick the candy. hehe

Love the wreath!

fairegarden said...

It is all wonderful, Darla! I know Christmastime at your place is just the best and happiest of anywhere. You have so much energy and enthusiasm, that's what we love about you! I love too that your wreath is so you, who else should it be, right? Nobody else! Your candies are adorable. We are trying to get ready too, with one batch of company already here and gone. It makes for a festive time, love it! :-)
Frances

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Oh so cool wreath showing a lot of talent. We will be doing cookies tomorrow with the grandchildren.

Bren said...

I love how the Florida gardens can have poinsettias outside!

Happy Christmas Dear Garden Friend

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Love all your flowers. Wish you could visit my place with your green thumb and all. I could sure use your talents around here.
Wow you even do candy tags. How do you think of all this.
Thanks for adding my giveaway to your sidebar. Goodluck on winning
Maggie

DoanLegacy said...

Wonderful post, and indeed, you still have beautiful flowers!

George said...

The wreath is gorgeous and I like the bird you included in it. The candies look delicious. Of course, your garden looks wonderful (sigh!).

Another Robin Beck Original said...

Hi Darla!
You have been busy, busy, busy!!! The snowmen ornaments you did turned out really cute as did your wreath-I seriously thought that picture was one you go off an online magazine!!!! Good job!
I love seeing your poinsettia-When my husband and I wen to Mexico they were all over the place, so beautiful.

About my post...Yes, those are snow skis on the wall-On the other side of the garage the snowboards are against the wall the same way-If you enlarge the picture you will see fishing poles for every size fish and back packs hanging from the ceiling/the bikes are hanging from the ceiling on the other side. We are a very outdoorsy family and my husband likes a well organized garage (I don't know why but writing that about him makes me laugh) Mr. Perfectionist he is~♥
Today is my granddaughter Noelle's first birthday!! So much to do, but I want to get the post up early today on what the tree and critters had to do with each other!
So much fun and a great conversational piece.
Have a Merry weekend,
Robin~♥
P.S. Your candy looks too good to eat (though I would break down and eat it!!!)

Dirt Princess said...

Yum! That candy looks scrumptious! Cute idea reusing the cards....great idea actually! I love the Charlie Brown tree!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful wreath!
You did a great job on that candy, too. ALMOST too cute to eat.
The recycled card name tags are a great idea. I'll have to keep that idea in the back of my mind. I never throw away Christmas cards. I just know they can be reused. And now I have proof.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Did you get your rain? I love your poinsettias! I think I told you I'm in awe of seeing them growing in the ground. Your candies look perfect! Mine would turn out wopperjawed. I don't know if that's a real word, but if it is, I have it misspelled. LOL

I hope you found a good cookie recipe. I don't bake cookies these days.

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