it's that time of year

it's that time of year

a middle tennessee garden blog

finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Monday, December 7, 2009

holiday happiness day 7 ~ 12 days of christmas

whew!!! abbey is a genius...she and i worked on fixing my blog together....but really she figured it out...thank God.
i was to say the least quite devastated...but what relief i am feeling now...i will not be changing my layout....forever.
thank you dearest abbey.

and now i can post....yippee!

i just had to get my hands in the dirt one more time before it is all frozen and just too cold to be out there.

on a relatively mild day...abbey and i visited another one of my favourite local nurseries.

moore and moore garden center.

i really love this place but find it expensive...but sometimes a girl has to do what a girl has to do.
i had to plant some things that would weather the off we set out.

like i said the weather was beautiful the day i bought...
...a flat of.....all white violas...sorbet coconut...don't those sound delightfully delicious small.......chamaecyparis obtusa 'nana' ....true dwarf hinoki cypress very healthy looking helleborus... ivory prince
...a cryptomeria globosa 'nana' dwarf japanese cedar small nandina harbour belle....stays very small but produces berries just the same

of course, by the next day when i went to plant these beauties it was below 4o's and the wind
was crisply biting at any skin exposed...face...ears...nose...

but like i said a girl has to do what a girl has to do.

i am sure if i had neighbours that were close enough to see me
they would say oh it's just that strange gardening lady "again."

i love how it turned out and i so want to go back to moore and moore.

i guess a little dirt for the hands....was just not enough.
happy december.


Cheryl said...

Hi Marmee....glad you are up and running again. What would we do without our children? Well done Abbey.....

Lovely selection of plants....we need them to get through winter no guilt please.....

Can't wait to see that Hellebore in bloom.....

Susie said...
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Susie said...

Hey Marmee, I'm glad you got your site back together. That's such a pain when things like that happen and we don't have a clue how to fix.

Sent you a friend request on fb.

Darla said...

Hooray for Abbey and all of the other little ones that know so much more about technology than their parents, our house is full of the planter!!

Lola said...

So glad you are up & running again as I missed your post.
What a lovely time all must have had at the festival.
Those plants sure sound good.
Happy Day 6.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Your pots turned out great! I am excited to see what your hellebore blooms look like. I like the color of its leaves. I planted a few different hellebore varieties this spring and summer, and am also excited for the time they bloom.

Rose said...

So glad you solved your blogging issue, Marmee; kids just seem to be more technologically literate than most of us adults--great job, Abbey!

It's hard not to resist buying a few more plants during the winter. Nothing will survive outside in our frigid winters, but I did indulge in a couple of houseplants and some bulbs to force. Your container planting looks lovely!

Roses and Lilacs said...

We have to get our gardening 'fix'. I know the feeling. Just before the snow started, I was out putting some potted plants into the compost to keep them safe ove the winter.

ShySongbird said...

Well done Abbey! I'm so glad she saved the day. Your plants look lovely, I am liking Hellebores more and more, anything which cheers up the garden at this time of year is welcome.

Your annual parade looked great fun too!

Meems said...

Oh, Marmee, you must be my sister... isn't it wonderful to keep the gardening spirit right through winter. This newly potted up combination is going to make you very cheery in a few weeks when winter sets in. It will make those grey skies seem temporary. There's nothing like getting our hands in the dirt for a little soul therapy. Happy days your blog is back dear sister. Meems