Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day to all! This dayPoinsettia (Euphorbia
pulcherrima) pleased me by its bright red colorful
leaves, truly Christmas color! I'm a little late, was waiting for
full Poinsettia bloom. It
is set on the small table near my fireplace, it has red and green leaves
and its small yellow flowers are in the center of the red leaves.
winter is such unpredictable as last autumn was. In my previous post I
wrote that snow is everywhere. The week passed and all snow has
almost melted. The evergreens in my garden appeared through the
melted snow and they look good between old grey grass. I love these
dwarf round thujas, I never prune them and I love their shape.
was strong windy weather I was worrying about the decoration
that I've put on my garden spruce. When I'd come I saw all they are
safe on the branches. The bonsai pines are well too, they were
covered with snow last week and now areopened. The small
evergreen mahonia feels well it's very hardy and in spring its leaves
appear through the snow.
have a small vegetable garden on my kitchen windowsill. I wish I
have some fresh salad leaves, green onion and garlic leaves with
Did you have Poinsettia? Did you store or throw it away after blooming? Do you grow any greenery indoors? Have
a nice week, bye!
snow is everywhere. I think the poem 'The
cold earth slept below' by
Percy Bysshe Shelley that I have
found in Internet goes well with this time of the year here. Shelley
(1792-1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets.
cold earth slept below;
the cold sky shone;
a chilling sound,
caves of ice and fields of snow
breath of night like death did flow
the sinking moon.
wintry hedge was black;
green grass was not seen;
birds did rest
the bare thorn’s breast,
roots, beside the pathway track,
bound their folds o’er many a crack
the frost had made between.
Sunday I could drive to my summer cottage and garden because the snow
was not deep. The nearest forest was very beautiful. Although
the sun shone a few hours I could take some pictures of wintry
I have told in my previous post I bought some Christmas
decorations and hung them on the spruce in my garden now. At home my living room window is decorated with candles as well.
it snowing or is there snow in your place? Do you like walking
in the woods before Christmas? Thank you!
started. Snow fell finally. No frost, but the pond and the water in
barrels have frozen. When the nights are clear many stars are visible
in the sky. Sometimes it's a snowstorm with wind, it covers the
ground with white carpet. But this carpet quickly melts in the city,
and it lies in my suburban garden, glitters in the sun.
for Christmas and the New Year has begun in the city. The snowflakes,
garlands, Christmas decorations, Santa Claus' and his granddaughter
Snow Maiden's figures, masks, flappers and fireworks appeared in
different supermarkets and street fairs. I succumbed to the temptation :)) and decided to buy a few Christmas
decorations. I remembered that the garland for the small Christmas
tree had burnt out last year and bought a new one. I like gleaming
snowflakes and ornaments that can be hung on a door, a window or just
on a wall in the living room or the kitchen. Of course I want to hang
these decorations in the garden on my spruce as well, I grow it for
I recently purchased
potted amaryllis bulb, which had only just began to sprout its flower
stalk. Gradually flower stalk grew, a bud has begun to open. On the
first Sunday in December the first bud fully opened and 3 others
about to open.
I had a gift the branch of a blossoming white
lily. Lily appeared extremely resistant to the dark and short day
conditions, its numerous buds open one by one. The lily smells great,
and its pollen from the stamens may be on your nose if you smell
very close! I
that the amaryllis and the lily create joyous and festive mood.
do you prepare for the Season holiday, are you planning something new