Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A moist but heartfelt Merry Christmas!

So much for a white Christmas this year: it's been raining off and on for about a week, and the temperatures are in the high 30s to 40s. All in all, pretty typical for our zone 8b location.

Our real Christmas tree (we have an aluminum one indoors) the Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana), remains sturdily erect against the deluge.

It really is a lovely little tree - slow growing, and somewhat fuller and fluffier than its higher altitude brethren.

This year, I decided against adding the usual silver and red decorations to it, because Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide' was putting on such a show behind it.
Mother Nature does a pretty nice job of looking good all by herself.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas - and the best of whatever celebration is dear to your heart!


  1. Merry Christmas to you too, Jane! You're so right about Mother Nature not needing any help to look spectacular and festive.

  2. Merry moist Christmas, Jane, and the best new year ever!

  3. Merry Merry Christmas, Jane!! Garden is looking good....!

  4. The Happiest of Christmases to you too, Jane! I agree with you - you can't possibly improve on a Yuletide Camellia. Such a stunning shot in the arm, just when winter-weary eyes need it! :)


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