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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.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry and Bright

Oh the merriment wrapped up in the holidays. I'm short on time and long on sparkle, glam, greenery, yummy cooking, holiday smells filling the house, nature, family outings/crafting/gatherings/performances.

The baubles are glistening and the pine cones are doubling as tiny trees.
Spray paint, dirt, rocks, plants, evergreens, lights and pots are my friends for Christmas decorating. (Yes, that's a portable card table I use for a potting bench ~ go ahead and feel sorry for me!)

Simple clay pots turn from orange to red, green and brown to blend in with indoor arrangements.

Succulents wired to an evergreen wreath make the front door come alive with garden goodness.

Come inside with me to see some 'merry and bright' in my house.

We celebrate because of the Good News! ... of Great JOY! A Savior is born. (Luke 2:10)

Wishing you a most Merry Christmas and a JOYful New Year. Meems

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  1. Merry Christmas morning dear Meems, Your home looks lovely and oh so festive. May your day be filled with lots of love, joy, peace and good times. May 2013 be filled with many blessings.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

  2. I love the idea of using the cones as mini trees. I am going to be keeping my eyes open for some cones this year to use next Christmas. Like you I like to use baubles around the house, not just on the tree

    Have a lovely Christmas

  3. What a beautiful Christmas you've made Meems!


Have a blessed day,

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