Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Good bones! (In the garden)

"Bones" of the garden refer to the architectural elements of a garden, which include trees, shrubs, pathways, fences, etc.

Now is a good time to examine your garden's bones. What do you like? What might you wish to change next year?

Below, my garden in late November; the flowers are pretty much gone and the garden's design is very evident.

 This is the cottage garden. We have used trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, fencing, birdhouses, and flagstone as structural elements in the garden.

I love the curve of the path where it splits; Ron revised the path recently and I think it looks fabulous!

Also, even though the flowers are mostly gone, I still see beauty here. I'm always looking out the window and admiring the garden! (I see a lot of bird activity too; always fun!)

Photo taken on November 23:  an overachieving primula (Danova mix hybrid)

I enjoyed showing you my garden's bones. I promise to show them in winter later - it'll be beautiful when covered with snow.

Be joyful! Christmas is coming!

 Nativity constructed from beeswax; the stable was built to resemble a beehive.
These nativities were part of a "No Room at the Inn," sponsored by Valley United Methodist Church. The display included 415 nativities.

 This nativity is constructed from electrical wire. I think it's beautiful!

After Jesus was born, the angel of the Lord appeared to shepherds watching their flocks by night.

"An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the city of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.

This will be a sign to you: You will find the baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to men."   from Luke 2:8-14

Linking to Open House, Home and Garden Thursday, and Fertilizer Friday


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