Was Santa good to everyone?
Or if not Santa did you all have a wonderful
Christmas with family and friends?
We had such a nice Christmas.
We usually go out for supper Christmas Eve
and then come back to my home for the opening
Chocolate Chip cookies, Pecan Pie Bars and Chocolate
Peanut Butter Fudge were made last week and filled the
Snowman boxes to give to everyone.
I think I gained ten pounds just making them.
Well I had to make certain they were good enough to
eat before giving them away didn’t I? LOL!
The Snow Blower that I had won from Kylee’s giveaway
over at Our Little Acre arrived by truck this week.
It is still in the crate yet awaiting my sons next days off.
A garden related gift from my daughter was some
solar color changing cattails garden stakes with
Butterflies on them to put in the garden this Spring.
Now that Christmas is over my mind will be on Spring
and garden planning. Pouring over the seed
and plant catalogs to see what new plants they are
offering. I will do this several times before I make up
my mind on what to order. Does anyone else do this
or am I just a girl that cannot make up her mind ? LOL!
This is one of the gifts I made up for my daughter
to put in her Laundry Room. I did not post it until
now so it wouldn’t ruin the surprise.
An antique Band Box filled with an old mini glass washboard, a small antique sad iron, some scented lye
soaps and scented clothespins in a small basket are all tucked into the box.
I was tempted to keep it for myself. LOL!
With Christmas over it is back to the subject of gardening once again.
The Amaryllis bulbs from last year are sending
up leaves but no buds so it is back to the drawing board
for next year since I see no blooms coming on.
Kathleen @ Kasey’s Korner who has such beautiful Amaryllis
blooms every year from her bulbs has given me some helpful
tips after my cry for help, which I was so grateful for, so there is always next year and another try at them.
The new little Madison Begonia start is starting to grow
some new leaves so it shows promise.
The Kolache plants were brought in this Fall and
are doing well. I am hoping for some much needed
blooms from them.
This African violet is still putting on blooms and
they are welcome since I have no Amaryllis blooms to brighten up the winter.
Some of the variegated African Violet leaves that were
started last winter are growing and I am hoping they will
soon give me some blooms for the first time.
The Cyclamen’s blooms are starting to slow down
now but maybe the pretty foliage will stay around
for a while yet before it goes dormant.
The predicted snow storm went just below us over
Christmas giving us only another inch of snow.
We still had our white Christmas with help of some
of the previous five inches we had gotten and the
one inch of fresh snow on top of it Christmas day to
freshen up the old snow layer.
Did you get some gardening gifts for Christmas?