Other than trying to force my poinsettias into bloom for Christmas, I've been a little behind the game this HOLIDAY SEASON. As usual, the days between Thanksgiving and CHRISTMAS go way too quickly. Before I know it, Christmas is nearly upon me and I rush around finishing up my Christmas decor.
I finished my big wreath for the front of the house today. You may not be able to tell from the picture, but this wreath is nearly 36 inches wide and cost a total of $5 - $6 to make. The decorations are all dollar store finds along with some natural cones and balsam fir from my backyard.
I like to try something new each year. One year I made one with gorgeous coral-peach roses and lace. Another year, I went with blues and whites. My intention with this wreath was to go with red and white by adding delicate silk baby's breath with the roses, but when I couldn't find any baby's breath I decided to go with silver and red instead. I am pleased with the final result.
Although I no longer traipse through the woods to find the perfect Christmas tree - I visit the tree farm instead and let the nice man cut it and haul it for me - I do still enjoy picking the boughs and making my own wreath. I guess making my own wreath is as close to gardening as I can get in the midst of winter.
Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Until next time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!