Thursday, December 17, 2009

Frosty Thursday in my Garden

It is truly beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my neck of the woods.......
As the frost covers the ground like a lite dusting of snow.  The breeze this morning brought in a very cold 12*F as I walked about the garden to share what this time of year brings.  Nothing like 'Jack Frost' nipping at your extremity's early in the morning as the sun rises.  I do believe the Ornamental grasses are my favorite part of the garden in the winter months when everything else has gone to rest.

The Pond has frozen - and the ice skating will begin!
The herbs in the garden borders have a pretty dressing of frost on them.  There are wonderful colors before the dead of winter arrives.  Be sure to look close in your garden to find those hidden treasures so you do not miss them before they are gone.

The Coral Bell takes on her winter attire

A reminder of Autumn Slender 

Time to bundle up and head back out for some Christmas shopping.  I am trying to not feel like I am behind after spending a Holiday in Ireland during what normally would be my busiest time of year.  On that note let me share with you once again a favorite bloom in my home this time of year.   

Happy Christmas Season - be safe and healthy!


Darla said...

No way you'd be able to get me out of the house in 12 degree weather, oh no!! Thank you for braving the cold and showing us these very pretty photos..

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

I went out today and took a few pics for GBBD (two days late), but no frost. The sun was glorious, though it was cold. I only stayed out long enough to search for blooms and get photos.

You have to be an early riser to get great photos like you do, with that frost on them!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wow..what gorgeous photos you have!!! Love those paperwhites myself!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Bren, Someone else posted Paper Whites yesterday --and I have never seen them nor heard of them I don't think. They look like spring daffodils don't they???? The other person said that they have a distinct smell... How interesting.

Love your frosty photos... It shows that Winter is HERE.... My best advice about Christmas: Relax and Enjoy... it will happen whether we are ready for it or not... ha


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Forgot to say that I have enjoyed seeing your photos from Ireland... What a wonderful trip!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Lovely blog you have here! Great pictures!!

Bren said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog everyone.
BETSY - the Paperwhites I have blooming were for sale in with the fall planting bulbs for spring. You could also find them in with the Christmas Merchandise at most retail shops. I took advantage of the discount and bought the spring packages goods. Same bulb so remember that for next year so you can hopefully get a deal too. THEY ARE a little stinky.