Holiday Outdoor Decor

img_0771Over the weekend, our home got its outdoor holiday update.

Always a variation on a theme of greens, magnolia and red berries….this year’s holiday decor is simple and classic, but with 4 miniature lit trees, definitely a festive look. I love the sound of “jingle bells”, so hanging our sleigh bells on the front door is a mark that the holidays and guests have arrived. The red laquer wreath is from the Magnolia Wreath Company. They have so many gorgeous colors, so if the typical red isn’t your thing…you are sure to find one you love.

This doesn’t happen without the help of a little team of garden elves…so my thanks to the team at Gardens for creating a little holiday wonderland.img_0773img_0775 img_0779 img_0780 img_0781First impressions begin at the curb, so dress up your home from the outside in!

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Friday Flowers – Heavenly Hydrangeas

IMG_9795Happy Friday! Summer is over for some and for others (myself included) we are clinging to it with our fingertips. Oh…where did it go?!

This is also a time of year that brings my garden into riotous bloom. I finally saw a hummingbird today, dancing around my lantana, which did not bloom as it has in the past. But, the bees have been in OVERDRIVE with my hydrangeas, which may explain whey they smell like honey when I clip them and bring them inside.

So, today is a rather indulgent post. A medley of my hydrangeas’ favorite hits. So, I thank you in advance for letting me share them from every angle!DSC_0283DSC_0318 DSC_0285DSC_0284 DSC_0288 DSC_0289DSC_0291 DSC_0290 DSC_0292 DSC_0293 DSC_0294 DSC_0295 DSC_0296 DSC_0299 DSC_0300 DSC_0301DSC_0310I hope you enjoyed this garden tour as much as this little bunny.

Happy almost end of Summer!

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Garden Update

DSC_0265The summer growing season is in full swing, but is a little behind the normal schedule. My hydrangea bushes and trees have typically bloomed in full by now, but this year they are blooming a little later. I’ve also noticed that the hydrangea bushes have less blooms than in years past. That’s part of the fun….you never quite know what will happen each season.

That said, things are looking green and lush. Here’s a look!DSC_0274DSC_0267DSC_0271 DSC_0272 DSC_0273 DSC_0275 DSC_0276 DSC_0277And, of course, I always love a pop of pink with the mandavilla that flanks our back door.

What’s blooming where you live?!!

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