Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

"For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."  Luke 2:11

The garden has been brought indoors for safe keeping  from the wintry weather.  Coleus cuttings have been placed in water filled vases.  Many have already grown masses of roots and are ready to be potted up into a more substantial medium.

Rooted cuttings received from a gardening friend are happily thriving in the kitchen window  where it is easy to remember to give them a drink of water.

The orchids which were so badly neglected last winter have forgiven me and are blooming. 

The spare bedroom with its  east-facing window has become the home for the orchids and tillandsias that usually live on the back porch.

These plants and many other potted cuttings and large container plants are being kept cozy and warm all over the house and on the back porch.  When spring-time temperatures arrive they and I will be ready to return to the great outdoors.

I wish all my gardening friends Christmas peace and joy!


  1. Christmas peace and joy to you as well, gardening friend. Your plants are thanking you for their cozy surroundings.

    Mine are not so happy but being forced to become hardened to this strangely cold December or they will be giving into it... one or the other.

    Orchids definitely deserve the extra treatment.
    Merry, merry Christmas to you and your sweet family. Stay warm.

  2. Christmas tidings of peace and joy to you, too NanaK. Your plants...especially the orchids...will gladly thank you for the warm accomodations. Stay warm yourself and have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas to you also Nana. Your plants look happy indoors away from the cold elements. I love the bed in the room where your orchids are hanging out for the winter.

    Have a lovely evening and day tomorrow.


  4. Merry Christmas, NanaK! I love your orchid-filled room. My kitchen floor was covered in orchids a few days last week and looks like we're gonna have to do it again tomorrow. Ugh.

  5. Okay, this is just way to neat and pretty here, lol. Why can't I root coleus? Do you have a secret? If so, wanna share it?

  6. Merry Christmas! Your plants looks very cozy in that east-facing window room. You just reminded me that I need to bring my orchids indoor again for tomorrow's cold night.


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