23 12, 2018

A Gardener’s Christmas

December 23rd, 2018|

´Twas the night before Christmas, And all through the yard The branches were bare And the ground frozen hard; The roses were dormant And mulched all around To protect them from damage If frost heaves the ground; The perennials were nestled All snug in their beds, While visions of fertilizer Danced in their heads; The [...]

21 12, 2018

Christmas herb

December 21st, 2018|

The quintessential holiday herb, rosemary is as classic as the Christmas tree. Its association with Christmas dates back long before the poster child poinsettia had anything to do with it. Rosemary is believed to have been one of the plants in the manger where baby Jesus was cradled. In the Middle Ages, people believed that [...]

12 12, 2018

EVERGREENS

December 12th, 2018|

EVERGREENS Evergreens have long been used at Christmas in many forms including wreaths, garlands and, of course, trees. The Christmas tree is a staple of the holidays. Lights and ornaments provide an atmosphere of joy and happiness. Evergreen trees were seen as a symbol of hope of spring returning in the barren European winter by [...]

7 12, 2018

There are many plants associated with the Christmas holidays.

December 7th, 2018|

There are many plants associated with the Christmas holidays. Most of the plants bought to celebrate the holiday season have little meaning to us other than nostalgia or aesthetic beauty. Many of the plants used around the holiday season are not just pretty, they have deeper meaning if you look at symbolism from early uses [...]

3 12, 2018

There are always things to do in the garden in December.

December 3rd, 2018|

There are always things to do in the garden in December. These simple gardening tasks will offer some calm and relief amid the busyness of the festive season. They are also a great way to get some fresh air and exercise to burn off those Christmas calories! Things to do in the garden in December [...]