Christmas "Decorations" in the Garden

Here at Rosehaven Cottage, it would be a true natural phenomenon if we ever saw snow. Still, the December nights have gotten chilly with temperatures sometimes down in the 30's. The nice nip in the air has made a lot of wonderful Christmas color come out while still being warm enough to let other plants show off their colors too. As I walked around the garden this afternoon with camera in hand, I saw so many "decorations" in the foliage and wanted to share them with you.

The little japanese maple tree has responded to the chilly nights with spectactular red foliage that looks so Christmas-y.

The strawberry plants are doing the same and look perfect for the holiday with their red and green leaves.

There are "gold stars" in the garden too in the form of rudbeckia blossoms.

And teeny tiny "upside down stockings" are all over the pineapple sage (much to the hummingbirds' delight).

The dusty miller is providing "drifts of snow" with its lovely silver foliage.

Since we haven't had frost yet, the canna lily is still ablaze with its amazing red tropical-looking flowers that seem to say "Mele Kalikimaka" (the Hawaiian way to say "Merry Christmas").

And the "holly berries" in our garden come in the form of rosehips on the ancient old rose-with-no-name.

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  1. Yea! A "holly" in your garden! Beautiful photos as always. It last snowed there, when--1976? I was in 3rd grade...I don't think you moved there until 4th, right?

    Anyway, we got snow today, much to the delight of my boys!

  2. Those are wonderful photos of your garden. I love the Japanese maples when they turn red.. Thanks for sharing and stay warm. Michelle

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  4. Wonderful colour and wonderful plants you have in your photo collections!

  5. I remember that snowfall, it was February 5th of 1976...a very special day.

    -- Hubby

  6. Those little Japanese Maples are so pretty - and how nice of yours to dress up for the holidays!

  7. What a lovely tour of your Christmas garden.

  8. Your pictures are nice to see life blooming when it is so bitter cold here...

  9. Cindy,
    Your photos are beautiful! They do look like Christmas decorations for your yard!

    p.s. thanks for stopping by and saying such nice things about the mosaic birdhouse I made for Kim at Daisy Cottage!

  10. Such lovely Christmas decorations in your garden Cindy and you didn't even have to hang them there. What more can a person ask for? ;-)

    Lovely pics, as per usual!


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