Sunday, December 9, 2012

"Deck the Walls with Boughs of Holly..."

Yes, Walls.

Because of Miss Exuberance, we are being completely sane and not putting up a tree.

Miss Exuberance; aka Sofie.

I decorated the other night, Pandora blasting Christmas Carols and Baroque Music.

Pile of mini ornaments waiting to be put up:

Of course I had help...Penny holding down the ornament wrappers.

Finished Garland:

The Angel in the center of the wreath:

Snowmen in the Dining Room:

So when I and hubby sit in the living room, it's all nice and festive.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Blogging Sloth

Yep, that's me.

I have two plants that I must write down right now lest I lose the tags and forget them forever.

Euphoria graminea - Tan Speckled Pot, white center blooms.  Clibrachoa - Same pot, yellow blooms.  I'm trying to overwinter the tall plant (don't know what it is)

Euphorbia graminea - Diamond Frost.  What a stunning container plant!  Stayed nice all summer long.  Lots of blooms all the time.  Nice low height to accent taller plants.  I'm over-wintering the plant that I had with it.  I did not keep that tag though.

Another great performing plant was Clibrachoa in white, pink, and yellow.  I liked them so much I accidentally bought a set twice.  Brought it home and went - "Well, it'll make a nice grouping."

Here's a gratutioius picture of Sofie the Rottweiler from about the same time frame.

I remember reading somewhere to leave your carrots in the ground over the winter and just dig them up as you need them.  I don't think they meant years like this where it has been pretty dang warm for Northern Idaho.  Look at these monsters I dug up today!

And here's a gratutious picture of Penny around the same time frame (Why, yesterday!)