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"Possibility and promise greet me each day as I walk out into my garden. My vigor is renewed when I breathe in the earthiness and feel the dirt between my fingers. My garden is a peaceful spot to refresh my soul." Meems

Welcome to my Central Florida Garden Blog where we garden combining Florida natives, Florida-Friendly plants, and tropicals.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Day 4: Twelve Days of Christmas in a Florida Garden

"Just for fun and also because we just keep right on gardening through December here in Florida, I'm going to challenge myself and post something from my garden everyday for twelve days. Think of it as excerpts from Hoe & Shovel.

It may just be a flower (or two) or it may be an informative post or it may involve a give-away. It may include lots of thoughts or none at all.

If you'd like to join me and post your own 12 days ... feel free to jump in any time, any day. Just leave me a comment and let me know you're doing it also and I'll come check out your 12 days too."

Day 4: Pots of Blue and a Birdbath, Too

Christmas, my child, is love in action."
Dale Evans (1912-2001)


  1. Just words needed!

  2. Very nice Meems. I think I misunderstood your intention at first ~ I was thinking you were going to showcase 12 flowers! This works too because it's every bit as lovely.

  3. i have a feeling you are building up to something because it just keeps getting better. i love the birdbath...something great about navy in the garden.
    i am a huge fan of the glazed pots as are the queen of containers.
    happy december.

  4. It is so nice to see all of your pretty plants. The cold has finally arrived here. Even the pots that are protected on the porch are black. Boo hooo... Until next spring. Cheers.

  5. I love that birdbath! There is just something wonderful about that striking cobalt blue in the garden!

  6. Thank you so much for your wonderful message on my blog the other day! I'm just now getting to respond since I've been busy covering plants for the freeze we had last night in Houston. Yuck!

    I love your idea of the twelve days of Christmas post! Great idea!


  7. Hi Meems~~ I like your idea and hope I can tune in all twelve days. This is challenge enough for me. To write a daily post for 12 days, not so much. LOL

    Your garden is beyond fabulous! I love your use of ornament, birdbath, etc. to complement your lush plantings--especially the variegated Ginger, is it?

    I look forward to seeing more. Eye candy has no calories!!

  8. A couple hundred miles makes a big difference. I've been out raking and spreading pine straw. Expected low of 29F tonight, goodbye tender blooms and stems.

  9. Very nice picture! I really like your blog!!

    Common Cents

    ps. Link Exchange?

  10. Meems you have the prettiest birdbaths. I love the blue one and the pots.

  11. Darla,
    So nice you are following along. Thanks.

    It's kind of a whatever I'm in the mood for thingie... no pressure right?

    I've almost got my containers on the back porch flower free... just foliage for color and so much less mess.

    I'm so sad your garden is asleep until spring already... you are welcome here anytime for a good view of green.

    I'm with you~~ I just love the contrast of the cobalt blue with all the green.

    It's hard to believe you had to cover for snow ... too early for that. Hey, with 5 boys to tend I applaud you for having any time for comments so thanks for stopping by.

    I know... what was I thinking? Actually this is easier than the posts I usually put together so it's kind of fun. Come by when you can. Yes, variegated Shell Ginger in the first blue pot... it was an experiment to see if it would do as well there as it does in the garden. I dug up a rhizome and voila... it seems to like it there, too.

    ewwww 29 degrees.... brrr for the plants... 50 miles makes a big difference in Florida. It is going to be almost freezing two counties above us tonight. Stay warm, dear girl.

    Thanks for visiting.

    Hocking Hills,
    You are so sweet to say that... I do love the feeling they add to any natural setting. The blue one is kind of whimsical for me... I'm kind of a traditionalist in the garden usually.


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