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U.S.A., Washington State. USDA zone 8a. Sunset climate zone 5

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays to you - Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Diwali 
 Merry and Happy Whatever you celebrate!

These are some mementos from my Holiday Season:





Friday, December 12, 2014

Lakewold Gardens Beautiful Tables Showcase: Winter Tables


These are several tables from the Lakewold Gardens Beautiful Tables Showcase-2014 decorated for winter that can help us to get into the holiday spirit.

 Celebrating Under the Snowflakes and Stars
Novice - Seasonal/Holiday
Designer:Wendy Simmons







Tuesday, December 2, 2014

First Snow in My Garden, Zone 8a


I'm glad we had this light snow before the latest hard freeze killed a lot of foliage and some late blooms.
It laid graciously on the stems, trunks, leaves and buds, thereby transforming the garden into a winter wonderland.
New this season were some splashes of color juxtaposed on otherwise  green-black -white tapestry.

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Mediterranean palm, Clematis montana,  Escalonia

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Japanese Forest Grass
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Potager

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Clematis montana leaves just started to turn yellow at the end of the month.

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Japanese Aralia flowers remind me of some fancy dessert.

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Giant Tetrapanax leaves  were weighted down but didn't lost their shape right  after the snow.
Today, two days after the snowfall, they look pretty miserable.

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The folding chair, a $1 parking lot sale find, suddenly became a star of the garden with its bright egg-yellow back!

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Mondo grass

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Who won't shrivel:  it's Araucaria.

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Fuchsia Double Otto

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Japanese Maple Deshojo

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Giant Magnolia brownish color looks good!

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Lacecap Hydrangea 'Princess Lace'

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Native Western Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)

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Blackberry

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Rose Regensberg Floribunda

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Berberis thunbergii 'Maria' (Gold Barberry)

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Quiet morning was interrupted by a windy burst.

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Monarda

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Burning Bush

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Scilla peruviana

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My brand new Desert King Fig tree

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Hydrangea Endless Summer

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I see three seasoms in the picture above - green summer, yellow fall and white winter.

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Alyssum was still blooming before the snowfall.

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Sedum Autumn Joy

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Fuchsia Dollar Princess

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Japanese Aralia

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I brought my brand new Abutilon inside for the winter. I hope it'll be happy here.
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Stay warm my friends! !


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