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Monday, December 21, 2009

Welcome Winter! and stuff....

The official temperature at the airport here in North Florida this morning read 29 degrees! A tad bit chilly for us..it was a blustery cold yesterday. We have received almost 10 inches of rain for the month of December. Forecast for Christmas-- in the 70's with rain. I'll take the 70's but would like to skip the rain.

Here are a few random garden shots to help warm you up. Photos taken yesterday.







Sidekick's Mom brought me a fantastic Christmas present yesterday...

Even Frosty knows where to take a girl...
to warm her up!!

24 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

Somebody's got your number buying the lovely planter. Can't wait to see what you fill it with. Your gardens still look so good. Mine are pretty barren since I cut everything down - just waiting on some seeds to show themselves. We have had an enormous amount of rain fall here. Broke a record set in 1839 - we have so far received 13+ inches. And it feels chilly here about the same temp as you. Hope you have a fabulous day as we count down now.

PS I'm looking forward to spring.

fairfieldhouse said...

Darla,

I am a new blogger and this is my first visit to your blog. I did come across a wonderful blog chuck full of great cookie recipes: http://oliviaadventures.blogspot.com/

I am jealous that you still have flowers in your garden. I am in NJ and was hit hard by the blizzard.

Merry Christmas!
Deborah

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ 29 degrees? Are you kidding me? That's some crazy weather, especially because for the last two days I was outside without a sweater--short sleeves! The thermometer says 50 now but it's supposed to drop back to normal 40s later today. I love your new planter--oh the possibilities! Love the frog enmeshed in sedum. Great photos of frosty too. And the PINK gerbera is it? SCRUMPTIOUS. I hope the rain lets up soon.

Dorothy said...

You are SO lucky to live in a place where you can have flowers the year round!!! Just beautiful!
I know you will fill that cute planter with something pretty!
Merry Christmas!

Gail said...

Darla, Did you lose anything to the frost? Frost blankets and old sheets save us each spring! It's too late to use them now...it's clearly winter! Hoping you're all set for the holidays and they are filled with love! gail

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

That is a lot of rain! It's been pouring here too.
Your garden is looking really pretty, I love the bed with the stone edging.
Aren't the old Christmas movies fun to watch?!
BTW The Pineapple sage you sent is already showing new growth!

fairegarden said...

Yikes, that is cold! You were only one degree warmer than us this morning, but it did warm up nicely. We could go out without a coat even. Thanks for showing the flowers, we needed to see that. And I could smell the sweet alyssum right through the computer screen, almost. Happy Solstice! :-)
Frances

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: What a neat show of the great Winter flowers.

Valerie said...

Now that is cold! That is colder than where we are here in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It is beautiful though with the snow. I will post pictures as soon as Maranda & Lane see the wedding post.

bennie and patsy said...

Great winter flowers you have, just wish we had sone color in our yard.
Patsy

Susie said...

Girl we finally have had beautiful weather the last two days. Before that? 5 straight days of rainy gray.

That new planter is so cute. I know whatever you put in it will look great!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Thanks for the warm up! You have a nice assortment of blooms, and some awesome gifts!

I chose my gift from Larry this year, a new garage door opener. We got it just in time for the cold and snow, and I don't have to fiddle with it to get the door to stay down.

Evelyn Howard said...

HI Darla
The second pic is so pretty.
Have a Merry Christmas to you and family, and happy holidays, Evelyn

George said...

I'd take 70's for Christmas as well, but I don't think we'll get it. We are being threatened with rain on Christmas Eve and Christmas, however. Your flowers are still gorgeous.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, I wanted snow for Christmas---but looks like all we will get is RAIN and more RAIN.... Darn!!!!! Oh Well---I hope Santa's sleigh will stop even if it is raining!!!!! Sigh!

You still have some gorgeous flowers blooming. It's drab up here now...

Love the new planter... Can't wait to see what you put in it.

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tootsie said...

oh Darla...it has been almost a year since I met you ...and I still do not tire of seeing your wonderful gardens...I am so glad I found you! or did you find me??? what ever ...it doesn't matter!
Merry Christmas my friend and a safe and happy new year!
but you also know I will be emailing you before then! lol

lynn'sgarden said...

That's cold for you guys! Hope you didn't 'lose' any favorites in the garden. That gerbera is a beaut! Enjoy the Holidays, Darla!
Lynn

Marsha said...

I think I would like winter a whole lot more if I had blossoms like that on the first day :)

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

Marsha

Twisted Fencepost said...

Your garden is still pretty down there, even with a bit of frost bite.
Frosty's the MAN! Love him.
My friend is spending the week down there for Christmas. Taking the kids to Disney. She's disappointed they didn't get the memo she sent about warm temps!

Lois said...

Usually this would feel cold to me, but after a week in Chicago it feels great! I'm just so glad to be home and warm again.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What a terrific gift. she really knows the way to a gardeners heart.Your dianthus are still so pretty Darla. We are suppose to get rain for Christmas too. It will rain off the white Christmas.
Have a wonderful Christmas Darla with the family.

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